What does ormolu mean?

Definitions for ormoluˈɔr məˌlu

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ormolu.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ormolu(noun)

    brass that looks like gold; used to decorate furniture


  1. ormolu(Noun)

    Golden or gilded brass or bronze used for decorative purposes.

  2. ormolu(Adjective)

    Made from golden or gilded brass or bronze.

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


  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.


  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

Images & Illustrations of ormolu

  1. ormoluormoluormolu


Find a translation for the ormolu definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these ormolu definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"ormolu." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 25 Feb. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/ormolu>.

Are we missing a good definition for ormolu? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for ormolu:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.