dazzle

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verb daz·zle \ˈda-zəl\

Definition of dazzle

dazzled

dazzling

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  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to lose clear vision especially from looking at bright light

  3. 2 a :  to shine brilliantly b :  to arouse admiration by an impressive display

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to overpower with light

  6. 2 :  to impress deeply, overpower, or confound with brilliance <dazzled us with her wit>

dazzle

noun

dazzler

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dazzlingly

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Examples of dazzle in a sentence

  1. Elvis always dazzled his audiences.

  2. Visitors were dazzled by the mansion's ornate rooms.

  3. She truly dazzles in her live concerts.

Origin and Etymology of dazzle

frequentative of daze


First Known Use: 15th century


DAZZLE Defined for English Language Learners

dazzle

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verb daz·zle \ˈda-zəl\

Definition of dazzle for English Language Learners

  • 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 Defined for Kids

dazzle

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verb daz·zle \ˈda-zəl\

Definition of dazzle for Students

dazzled

dazzling

  1. 1 :  to overpower with too much light <The desert sunlight dazzled us.>

  2. 2 :  to confuse, surprise, or delight by being or doing something special and unusual <The magician's tricks dazzled the audience.>

dazzlingly

\ˈdaz-ling-lē\ adverb


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