- (classical mythology) the first and best age of mankind, when existence was happy, prosperous, and innocent
- the most flourishing and outstanding period, esp in the history of an art or nation ⇒
the golden age of poetry
- the great classical period of Latin literature, occupying approximately the 1st century
bc and represented by such writers as Cicero and Virgil
Translations for 'golden age'
- British English: golden age A golden age is a period of time during which a very high level of achievement is reached in a particular field of activity, especially in art or literature. NOUNYou grew up in the golden age of children's books.
- Brazilian Portuguese: idade de ouro
- Chinese: 鼎盛时期鼎盛时時期
- European Spanish: edad de oro
- French: âge d'or
- German: Blütezeit
- Italian: età d'oro
- Japanese: 黄金時代
- Korean: 황금기
- Portuguese: idade de ouro
- Spanish: edad de oro
Example Sentences Including 'golden age'
A good enough speaker, slightly dull - but actually this isn't the golden age of political oratory, is it?
As a child he heard on the radio reports from the club's golden age , the late Forties.
It has been going on for decades To some in the 1950s, at the end of the golden age.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Needless to say, Nesbitt's pronouncement wasn't a signal for a cosy chat about some former golden age.
THE SCHEME FOR FULL EMPLOYMENT (2003)
Purr aloud at her elevated prose and the slicing wit with which Greenwood liberates the classic golden age Dorothy L. Sayers kind of novel.
The Australian (2004)
She was a widow and she looked back to her golden age in Prague when she had a husband and a young son.
Belfast Telegraph (2004)
Unlike the Aztecs, by the time of the Spanish Conquest in 1519 the golden age of the Maya was long past.
A Trip to the Light Fantastic
We know the 1950s and 1960s as the golden age of American science.
New Scientist (1999)
`For anthropologists, the golden age is too often the primitive peoples we study with such attention.
Dreams of Innocence
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