vermeil

noun
ver·​meil

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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Other Words from vermeil

vermeil adjective

Examples of vermeil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Crafted annually at the Tiffany hollowware workshop in Cumberland, Rhode Island, the piece is made from sterling silver with a gold vermeil finish and weighs 16 pounds. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 8 July 2021 The Bodmer earrings in silver or gold vermeil features a baroque pearl. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 18 June 2021 Parker Daniels’ iconic gold vermeil belt by Cartier, circa 1970. Beth Bernstein, Forbes, 13 June 2021 Here, 24kt vermeil sterling silver has been combined with crystals to form these ginkgo leaves. Felicity Carter, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 Unique and organic baroque freshwater pearls (no two pearls are the same) are combined with teeny-weeny 18kt gold vermeil shells. Felicity Carter, Forbes, 8 Apr. 2021 The hypoallergenic earrings feature exquisite gold vermeil and can easily be dressed up or down. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, 8 Mar. 2021 Her sinuous, sculptural rings and earrings in gold vermeil and silver are statement pieces are well worth the investment. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 22 Jan. 2021 There is antique gold vermeil flatware, and then there is severe matte gold flatware. Bebe Howorth, ELLE Decor, 18 Nov. 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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20 Jul 2021

Cite this Entry

“Vermeil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vermeil. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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