daz·​zling ˈda-z(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce dazzling (audio)
: brilliantly or showily bright, colorful, or impressive
dazzling lights
a dazzling display of talent
a dazzling achievement/performance
a dazzling smile
dazzlingly adverb
a dazzlingly beautiful display

Examples of dazzling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last night, at a dazzling ceremony attended by the who’s who of the Spanish culinary universe, the new Michelin stars for Spain were announced. Isabelle Kliger, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Seek out Smathers Beach, Higgs Memorial Beach Park, Dog Beach, and Rest Beach for sun and sand. 07 Set Sail at Sunset Key West is famous for its dazzling sunsets, so set sail for an evening steeped in equal parts tradition and natural beauty. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 29 Nov. 2023 Tuesday’s premiere, held at Royal Festival Hall, will not be the last time fans get a glimpse at Chalamet’s dazzling necklace. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 29 Nov. 2023 Rose turned the mid-aughts Nike staple into a fashionable mule, jacked up the platform, and added a dazzling color palette of purple and blue; and orange and yellow, the latter of which became impossible to miss during the spring 2024 collections. Laia Garcia-Furtado, Vogue, 29 Nov. 2023 While still creating many dazzling action sequences with more modest resources, writer-director and visual effects supervisor Yamazaki also slyly slots in some ever-so-slightly wobbly effects, such as screaming extras running in front of what resembles old-school rear projection. Richard Kuipers, Variety, 22 Nov. 2023 Overjoyed, Lenny, as he’s often called, jumps up, throws open a curtain and then sprints out of his apartment to race, bathrobe flapping, into his dazzling, very public future as an American genius. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 22 Nov. 2023 Miles goes on a dazzling adventure, encountering endless iterations of Spider-People from other universes. Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times, 15 Nov. 2023 The dazzling, annual phenomenon began on November 3 and will continue until December 2, but the peak viewing period will be this weekend, from November 17 to 18. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1581, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dazzling was in 1581

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“Dazzling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dazzling. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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