gilt - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/ɡɪlt/
singulargilt
pluralgilts
  1. 1
    [uncountable] a thin layer of gold or something like gold, used for decorating objects

    lettered in gilt

  2. 2
    [countable] British a security with a fixed rate of interest issued by the UK government

    Falling gilt yields have led to annuities becoming much worse value.