bedazzle

verb
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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Other Words from bedazzle

bedazzlement \ bi-​ˈda-​zəl-​mənt How to pronounce bedazzlement (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 What Slimane offers is retro clothing — cleaned up, perhaps bedazzled and styled to evoke a chilly air of cool. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, "Fashion sees a bleak future, but there’s still a little sparkle in the darkness," 1 Mar. 2020 Everything—lost children, homelessness, divorce, social injustice—is just a joke, bedazzled and glib and gorgeous. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," 7 Dec. 2019 All the space-age whimsy is served with a side of bling and fiercely bedazzled mannequins. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Christmas Window Displays in NYC and Around the World," 2 Dec. 2019 And this gown is extravagant: bedazzled and bejeweled with a long, luxurious veil. Allure, "Jennifer Lopez Was Spotted Wearing the Most Extravagant Wedding Dress," 19 Oct. 2019 And this gown is extravagant: bedazzled and bejeweled with a long, luxurious veil. Glamour, "Jennifer Lopez Was Spotted Wearing the Most Blinged-Out Wedding Dress," 18 Oct. 2019 The collection, which will surely be talked about as the best of the entire week, was an unflinching reminder that a serious depth of femininity — the frilled, bedazzled, artistic kind — should never be mistaken for weakness. Gabrielle Korn, refinery29.com, "Rodarte’s Autumn 2020 Show Was So Pretty, It Hurt," 13 Feb. 2020 The collection, which will surely be talked about as the best of the entire week, was an unflinching reminder that a serious depth of femininity — the frilled, bedazzled, artistic kind — should never be mistaken for weakness. Gabrielle Korn, refinery29.com, "Rodarte’s Fall 2020 Show Was So Pretty, It Hurt," 12 Feb. 2020 Rihanna—always repping her own creations—wore a mint-green Fenty minidress (with a bedazzled back), a sheer jacket and gloves, and satin heels in the same shade. Whitney Perry, Glamour, "Rihanna Wins Her First-Ever Fashion Award for Fenty," 3 Dec. 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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15 Mar 2020

Cite this Entry

“Bedazzle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bedazzle. Accessed 3 Apr. 2020.

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bedazzle

verb
How to pronounce bedazzle (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of bedazzle

: to thrill or excite (someone) very much

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