be·​deck | \ bi-ˈdek How to pronounce bedeck (audio) , bē-\
bedecked; bedecking; bedecks

Definition of bedeck

transitive verb

1 : to clothe with finery : deck

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Examples of bedeck in a Sentence

bedecked the house with hundreds of miniature lights for the party the ladies arrived bedecked in furs

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And thanks to the many guests, bedecked in their black-tie best, more than $350,000 was raised. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "The New York Botanical Garden Hosts Its 20th Annual Winter Wonderland Ball," 17 Dec. 2018 Many were bedecked in Boucheron’s high watt wares that dazzled in the light of over a thousand candles light for the occasion. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Jewelry Maison Boucheron Reopens its Place Vendôme Boutique With a Sparkling Dinner," 21 Jan. 2019 The Archbishop of Canterbury bedecked in his robes, the Choir of St. George’s Chapel belting out the choral anthems to the rafters — plus maybe a little Elton John? Karla Adam, Washington Post, "Everything you need to know about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding," 17 May 2018 The alley, which is less than 1/10th of a mile long, is bedecked in plenty of photogenic murals. Archana Ram, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips from San Diego," 5 Mar. 2018 Welcome to Christmas and A Majestic Christmas are among the films that feature streets bedecked with lights, wreaths, and ribbons in every shot. Lourdes Avila Uribe, Glamour, "What You Can Expect to See in Every Single Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie," 24 Dec. 2018 Really go all in by picking a rose piece to bedeck every open space of skin: Wrists, necks, ear lobes, and fingers can all be made rosy. Leah Melby Clinton, Marie Claire, "How to Make Your Boring LBD Feel New Again," 16 Nov. 2018 From hair to ring fingers, this week's best beauty Instagrams saw a slant toward all things bedecked. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Karlie Kloss, Zoë Kravitz, and More," 29 July 2018 Selling FINE Art Vincent Price pitches Picasso The target Sears customer was the average American, not the uptown grande dame bedecked in pearls and furs. Tiffany Hsu, The Seattle Times, "When Sears was everywhere: espionage, politics and fine art," 15 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of bedeck

1565, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bedeck was in 1565

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English Language Learners Definition of bedeck

: to decorate (someone or something) with things : to add decorative things to (something or someone)


be·​deck | \ bi-ˈdek How to pronounce bedeck (audio) \
bedecked; bedecking

Kids Definition of bedeck

: to dress up or decorate with showy things bedecked with ribbon

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