dazzling

adjective
daz·​zling | \ ˈda-z(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce dazzling (audio) \

Definition of dazzling

: brilliantly or showily bright, colorful, or impressive dazzling lights a dazzling display of talent a dazzling achievement/performance a dazzling smile

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Other Words from dazzling

dazzlingly \ ˈda-​z(ə-​)liŋ-​lē How to pronounce dazzlingly (audio) \ adverb
a dazzlingly beautiful display

Examples of dazzling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those include Metro Networks founder David Saperstein’s impressive Malibu mansion on the market for $115 million, as well as a dazzling oceanfront home owned by billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad up for grabs at $75 million. Los Angeles Times, "The ultra-rich are still buying $50-million homes (in case you were wondering)," 7 May 2020 Although the concerto was written with Mr. Gerstein’s facility, a dazzling dexterity that thrives in both Rachmaninoff and jazz, in mind, Mr. Adès didn’t give him the score until it was finished. Joshua Barone, New York Times, "A Pianist Has Cracked a Composer’s Code," 7 May 2020 That's an incredible record alone, because this is the school that produced Johnny Rodgers, one of the most dazzling punt returners in college football history in the early 1970s. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Like father, like son: Casteel's Isaiah Newcombe impacts football games in multiple ways," 7 May 2020 What Remains Behind—directed by Laurent Bouzereau—is a respectful, though not necessarily varnished, look at what made Wood one of the most dazzling actors of the last half of the 20th century. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind," 5 May 2020 One of the all-time greats was a dazzling spectacle in his day, leading the Packers to a Super Bowl title, another NFC crown and to a thrill ride through the 1990s and 2000s. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "50 in 50: Robin Yount reaches 3,000 hits," 4 May 2020 Degas pulls aside the curtain on a sordid truth of that dazzling world. Carol Strickland, The Christian Science Monitor, "Degas painted dancers and musicians with deftness and authority," 4 May 2020 The most dazzling classroom teachers are able to mix warmth and love with seriousness and rigor, and Ms. Santos-Vizcaino mastered that balance in spades. Eliza Shapiro, New York Times, "Sandra Santos-Vizcaino, Beloved Brooklyn Teacher, Dies at 54," 7 Apr. 2020 The suggestion to replace a Confederate statue with a tribute to a country star is perhaps a bit unorthodox, but Parton is one of Tennessee’s most dazzling native daughters. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine, "Goodbye, Nathan Bedford Forrest. Hello, Dolly?," 24 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of dazzling

1581, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dazzling was in 1581

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21 May 2020

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“Dazzling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dazzling. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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