Learn how to say Guilt correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word guilt:
the fact of having committed a specified or implied offence or crime:
it is the duty of the prosecution to prove the prisoner’s guilt
a feeling of having committed wrong or failed in an obligation:
he remembered with sudden guilt the letter from his mother that he had not yet read
[with object] informal
short for guilt-trip.
Celeste had been guilted into going by her parents
guilt by association
guilt ascribed to someone not because of any evidence but because of their association with an offender.
Old English gylt, of unknown origin
Do not confuse gilt with guilt. Gilt means ‘covered with gold leaf’ (
paintings in gilt frames
), whereas guilt means ‘the fact that someone has done something illegal’ (
the prosecution must prove the prisoner’s guilt
) or ‘a feeling of having done wrong’.