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
Recent Examples on the Web 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,, "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 The gleaming light fixture is the largest outdoor chandelier in the world, at 20 feet tall and bedazzled with 4,200 crystals. Mary Kilpatrick, cleveland, "Jay Z stumps for Clinton, Playhouse Square gets chandelier: Top entertainment stories of the 2010s," 29 Dec. 2019 Prince himself wore a black tuxedo bedazzled with silver jewels along the chest. Darlene Aderoju,, "Paris Jackson Reveals She Skipped Prom for Metallica Concert: 'I Never Actually Went to Prom'," 18 Nov. 2019 Equally bedazzling are the Christmas trees standing sentinel around the room’s perimeter. Melanie Radzicki Mcmanus,, "This holiday season, don’t just watch ‘The Nutcracker.’ Be part of the story in Oshkosh, Wis.," 18 Nov. 2019 With thick, fake eyelashes, bedazzled gel extension nails, exaggerated lip makeup and flashy jewelry, YouTube star Natalie Wynn opens the first few minutes of one recent video dressed in drag. Hallie Miller,, "This Baltimore YouTube star wants to change minds about transgender issues, one absurd costume at a time," 25 Oct. 2019 Anthony’s stylist bedazzled the plait in sparkly Kitsch bobby pins, proving that hair jewelry can liven up any look. Jennifer Ford, Essence, "La La Anthony Came Through Dripping In A Glam Fishtail Braid," 17 Oct. 2019 Opened at this locale in October 2018, this is Open World, named for the genre of exploratory games that bedazzled so many patients in the first place. David Kushner, Outside Online, "Can Video Games Replace the Outdoors?," 8 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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“Bedazzle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bedazzle

: to thrill or excite (someone) very much

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