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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The film’s official Twitter account shared a video of the adorable moment, featuring numerous fans bedecked in Rogers’ signature red cardigan. Tyler Aquilina,, "Tom Hanks leads Mister Rogers sing-along at A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood premiere," 8 Sep. 2019 They were bedecked with smocks, boot covers, gloves and masks. Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Video: Apollo 11 lunar samples were searched for signs of life," 17 July 2019 Lance-wielding knights bedecked in shining armor rubbed shoulders with all manner of elves and hobbits at the San Jose Renaissance & Fantasy Faire over the weekend. Karen D'souza, The Mercury News, "San Jose Renaissance and Fantasy Faire holds court downtown," 4 Aug. 2019 Many veterans wore military uniforms bedecked with medals. Kevin Freking And Jonathan Lemire,, "President Trump tells D-Day veterans they're among greatest Americans," 6 June 2019 They were bedecked with smocks, boot covers, gloves and masks. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Apollo 11 lunar samples were searched for signs of life," 16 July 2019 On the streets near the government’s offices, Alexandra Wong was bedecked in the British union flag—on her T-shirt, on her umbrella, in her hand. Gerard Baker, WSJ, "Hong Kong’s Flickering Hopes for Freedom," 21 June 2019 While not adorned with the bronze chandeliers and sacred paintings that bedeck the basilica, the 650-seat theater is equipped with top-of-the-line acoustics. Grace Dickinson,, "Philly's amazing church-music concert scene is now at its Easter best," 14 Mar. 2018 New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art will open five galleries bedecked with images of the moon dating from the dawn of photography in the 1830s. Jeremy Rehm,, "Want to celebrate Apollo 11 achievement? Events around world — and on Florida’s Space Coast — have you covered," 2 July 2019

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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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