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 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

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Fronting the band as a six-piece format with four additional vocalists, Flowers was a natural showman ,dressed in a black suit with colorfully bedazzled lapel. Erik Ernst, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Killers pulled a Milwaukee fan on stage to play bass at sensational Summerfest show," 6 July 2019 In April, contestants from RuPaul Drag Race remixed the video in their own image, bedazzling it with a feel for camp. Jason Parham, WIRED, "Lizzo's 'Juice' Is the Most Patriotic Song of 2019," 3 July 2019 The bedazzling new production startlingly re-imagined by Yuval Sharon to climax his three-year residency as the L.A. Phil artist-collaborator seemingly changes everything. Mark Swed,, "Review: ‘Atlas’ needs no words to astonish as the L.A. Phil wraps its centennial season," 12 June 2019 This bedazzled thong number is definitely her most dramatic Met look to date. Sally Holmes, Marie Claire, "Hailey Baldwin Wore a Bedazzled Thong on the Met Gala Red Carpet," 7 May 2019 Following her denim-on-denim and bucket hat look earlier in the weekend, Kylie Jenner shared a bedazzling Coachella outfit on Instagram. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kylie Jenner's Second Coachella Look Is See-Through, Sparkly, & So Tight," 14 Apr. 2019 Vittoria Ceretti, was clad in a bedazzling one-piece. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "5 Takeaways From Spring 2019 Couture," 26 Jan. 2019 Full disclosure: Details are still sparse, but that shouldn't stop you from getting excited (or fashioning a new, bedazzled lasso for the occasion). Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Wonder Woman Sequel: Here’s Everything We Know So Far," 1 May 2019 Actress Sarah Paulson made a statement at the London premiere of Glass in a custom strapless Prada gown in bubblegum pink, which boasted some bedazzled green flames. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "The Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Sarah Paulson Wears Fiery Prada, Rowan Blanchard Is a Chic “Loofah,” and More," 12 Jan. 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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English Language Learners Definition of bedazzle

: to thrill or excite (someone) very much

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to complain fretfully

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