dazzle

verb
daz·​zle | \ ˈda-zəl How to pronounce dazzle (audio) \
dazzled; dazzling\ ˈdaz-​liŋ How to pronounce dazzling (audio) , ˈda-​zə-​liŋ \

Definition of dazzle

intransitive verb

1 : to lose clear vision especially from looking at bright light
2a : to shine brilliantly … the woods dazzled whitely …— Truman Capote
b : to arouse admiration by an impressive display She dazzles in her live concerts.

transitive verb

1 : to overpower with light was dazzled by the camera flash
2 : to impress deeply, overpower, or confound with brilliance dazzled us with her wit

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Other Words from dazzle

dazzle noun
dazzler \ ˈda-​z(ə-​)lər How to pronounce dazzler (audio) \ noun

Synonyms for dazzle

Synonyms

bedazzle, blind, daze

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Examples of dazzle in a Sentence

Elvis always dazzled his audiences. Visitors were dazzled by the mansion's ornate rooms. She truly dazzles in her live concerts.
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Before Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper dazzled audiences with the sights and sounds of their A Star Is Born, there was, among others, Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. Rosy Cordero, EW.com, "A Star Is Born stars Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson reunite to perform 'Lost Inside of You'," 8 July 2019 Held at The Stonewall Inn, the iconic LGBTQ institution and enduring safe heaven for radical individuality and self-expression, partygoers dazzled with each attendee's gauzy get-up more gobsmacking than the next. Vogue, "Camp Beauty: Dara, Paloma Elsesser, and More Go Maximalist for the Annual Pre-Met Party," 6 May 2019 The Test Kitchen, a jewel-like destination restaurant, sits at the intersection of art and science with an ambitious tasting menu that’s dazzling enough to convert even the biggest degustation skeptics. Pilar Guzmán, Condé Nast Traveler, "South Africa’s Other Big Five," 20 Dec. 2018 Like Kilbarron’s playing, this is a performance that puts speed and dazzle over depth. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction Books: Grace Abounding to the Outsider Artist," 5 Oct. 2018 After literally dazzling us with a must-have $3 highlighter, the brand has earned the official seal of approval from Reddit for its $5 foundation. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Reddit Swears by This $5 Wet ’n Wild Foundation," 22 Aug. 2018 The rookie right-hander, who'd been mostly dazzling over four prior starts for the Milwaukee Brewers, slogged through an awful first inning before regaining his bearings and putting together a solid final four. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Reds 8, Brewers 2: Freddy Peralta struggles early, gets little help from the offense," 1 July 2018 Yamamoto dazzled again on Tuesday night, matching his first career start by pitching seven scoreless innings against St. Louis, and Miami beat the Cardinals 6-0. Warren Mayes, sun-sentinel.com, "Jordan Yamamoto baffles Cardinals again; sets Marlins’ mark for most scoreless innings pitched to start career," 19 June 2019 Florida State’s Drew Parrish dazzles against the hard-hitting Hogs. oregonlive.com, "Two-way Stanford player Will Matthiessen does it all well: Diamonds & Dust," 16 June 2019

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First Known Use of dazzle

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for dazzle

frequentative of daze

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dazzle

verb

English Language Learners Definition of dazzle

of a bright light : to cause (someone) to be unable to see for a short time
: to greatly impress or surprise (someone) by being very attractive or exciting

dazzle

verb
daz·​zle | \ ˈda-zəl How to pronounce dazzle (audio) \
dazzled; dazzling

Kids Definition of dazzle

1 : to overpower with too much light The desert sunlight dazzled us.
2 : to confuse, surprise, or delight by being or doing something special and unusual The magician's tricks dazzled the audience.

Other Words from dazzle

dazzlingly \ ˈdaz-​ling-​lē \ adverb

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