be·​daz·​zle | \ bi-ˈda-zəl How to pronounce bedazzle (audio) , bē- \
bedazzled; bedazzling; bedazzles

Definition of bedazzle

transitive verb

1 : to confuse by a strong light
2 : to impress forcefully : enchant

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bedazzlement \ bi-​ˈda-​zəl-​mənt How to pronounce bedazzle (audio) , bē-​ \ noun

Examples of bedazzle in a Sentence

fans bedazzled by movie stars don't let their promises of immense riches bedazzle you
Recent Examples on the Web At the same time, artists who once doted on Mr. Khan found a new cadre of stylists to bedazzle them, and up-and-coming young artists had their own favorites. New York Times, "Derek Khan, Onetime Stylist for Hip-Hop Stars, Dies at 63," 28 Feb. 2021 The virtuoso who could bedazzle comedy-club audiences with riffs on every subject under the sun certainly qualified on that score. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘Robin’s Wish’ Review: The Punchline Was Courage," 27 Aug. 2020 But behind her signature teased wigs and rhinestone bedazzled outfits, there’s one person who knows the Queen of Country better than anyone else — her husband, Carl Dean. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "The Real Reason Dolly Parton Kept Her Marriage to Her Husband Carl Dean a Secret," 12 Apr. 2020 Hollywood opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, is housing a turkey sandwich in her pink bedazzled purse), the other rest live on Instagram. Morgan Baila,, "The Best Celebrity Moments Of The Oscars Went Down On Instagram," 10 Feb. 2020 Accessories are kept neutral, with a white pearl mini handbag, a pearl bedazzled headband, and pearl and gold earrings. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Look Is Money: How to Dress for Holiday Parties," 19 Dec. 2019 The banner included bedazzled, cutout letters and beautiful hanging flowers. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Katie Holmes Shares a Touching Message for Suri Cruise on Her 14th Birthday," 18 Apr. 2020 His outfit coordinated, opting for a black tuxedo bedazzled with silver gems. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Paris Jackson Ditched Prom for a Metallica Concert," 18 Nov. 2019 Meanwhile, the rapper Junglepussy also gave some shine to the camera, wearing a green jacket bedazzled with sequin flowers. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "The Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Lady Gaga, Bella Hadid, and More," 12 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of bedazzle

circa 1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bedazzle was circa 1616

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14 Mar 2021

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“Bedazzle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bedazzle

: to thrill or excite (someone) very much

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