What does ormolu mean?

Definitions for ormolu
ˈɔr məˌluor·molu

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ormolunoun

    brass that looks like gold; used to decorate furniture


  1. ormolunoun

    Golden or gilded brass or bronze used for decorative purposes.

  2. ormoluadjective

    Made from golden or gilded brass or bronze.

  3. Etymology: French or moulu (literally: ground gold)


  1. ormolu

    Ormolu, derived from a French term, refers to a technique of gilding bronze or metal objects, often used in decorative art and furniture. The term also refers to the gold-colored alloy of copper, zinc, and sometimes tin, used in this process. The word is typically used when discussing pieces from the 18th and 19th centuries, including clocks, chandeliers, and other ornate household objects.


  1. Ormolu

    Ormolu is an 18th-century English term for applying finely ground, high-carat gold in a mercury amalgam to an object of bronze.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ormolu

    or′mo-lōō, n. an alloy of copper, zinc, and tin: gilt or bronzed metallic ware: gold-leaf prepared for gilding bronze, &c. [Fr. or—L. aurum, gold, moulu, pa.p. of moudre, to grind—L. molāre, to grind.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ormolu

    a name given to bronze or brass of a golden-yellow colour, and resembling gold.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ormolu in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ormolu in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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