Definition of vermeil

1 \ ˈvər-​məl How to pronounce vermeil (audio) , -​ˌmāl \ : vermilion
2 \ ver-​ˈmā How to pronounce vermeil (audio) , vər-​ \ : gilded silver

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vermeil adjective

Examples of vermeil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is antique gold vermeil flatware, and then there is severe matte gold flatware. Bebe Howorth, ELLE Decor, "The Do's and Don'ts of Holiday Party Planning, According to Rebecca Gardner," 18 Nov. 2019 Meghan also wore the High Seas Bow Knot Ring in gold vermeil, which retails for $180. Monique Jessen,, "The Special Meaning Behind Meghan Markle's Two New Gold Rings!," 29 Oct. 2019 Available for both men and women in silver and gold vermeil. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Miami-Based Jewelry Brand Has All Your Necklace Layering Needs," 3 Oct. 2019 The tables in the State Dining Room were laid with the Clinton’s yellow and gold Lenox china, gold vermeil flatware and gold rimmed wine glasses. Jura Koncius, Washington Post, "At the Trumps’ second state dinner, a garden party under the stars," 20 Sep. 2019 Since launching our gold vermeil collection in 2017, the request for fine jewelry only grew stronger. Glamour, "BaubleBar Is Launching Fine Jewelry—And Everything's Under $1,000," 14 Aug. 2019 Dinners were served on eighteenth-century porcelain, accompanied by vermeil cutlery, and the menus were of an Edwardian refinement and splendor. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Remembers Jayne Wrightsman, Esteemed Arts Connoisseur and Legendary Hostess," 24 Apr. 2019 Agmes Elsa Earrings Handmaid here in New York City, these 18K gold vermeil and freshwater pearl earrings are the perfect statement piece to elevate the aforementioned jeans and white shirt. Alexandra Polkinghorn, WSJ, "Managing Editor Alexandra Polkinghorn’s Holiday Gift Guide: Little Luxuries," 4 Dec. 2018 Most of her jewelry is made from gold vermeil (a sterling silver base is plated with a thick layer of real gold), which keeps prices at an affordable $50 to $200 range. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's Top 5 Favorite Jewelry Brands of All Time," 2 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of vermeil

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for vermeil

borrowed from Middle French, from vermeil "bright red" — more at vermilion

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The first known use of vermeil was in 1530

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“Vermeil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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