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dazzle

play
verb, daz·zle \ˈda-zəl\

Simple Definition of dazzle

  • of a bright light : to cause (someone) to be unable to see for a short time

  • : to greatly impress or surprise (someone) by being very attractive or exciting

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dazzle

dazzleddazzling play \-z(ə-)liŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to lose clear vision especially from looking at bright light

  3. 2 a :  to shine brilliantly b :  to arouse admiration by an impressive display

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to overpower with light

  6. 2 :  to impress deeply, overpower, or confound with brilliance <dazzled us with her wit>

dazzle noun
dazzler play \-z(ə-)lər\ noun
dazzlingly play \-z(ə-)liŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of dazzle in a sentence

  1. Elvis always dazzled his audiences.

  2. Visitors were dazzled by the mansion's ornate rooms.

  3. She truly dazzles in her live concerts.



Origin of dazzle

frequentative of daze


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with dazzle


DAZZLE Defined for Kids

dazzle

play
verb daz·zle \ˈda-zəl\

Definition of dazzle for Students

dazzleddazzling

  1. 1 :  to overpower with too much light <The desert sunlight dazzled us.>

  2. 2 :  to confuse, surprise, or delight by being or doing something special and unusual <The magician's tricks dazzled the audience.>

dazzlingly \ˈdaz-ling-lē\ adverb




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