daz·​zling | \ˈda-z(ə-)liŋ \

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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dazzlingly \-​z(ə-​)liŋ-​lē \ adverb
a dazzlingly beautiful display

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Savor this linguistic Houdini accomplishing a dazzling, magical flight from chains of formal constraint of his own making. James Geary, WSJ, "Five Best: James Geary on Works of Inspired Wit," 16 Nov. 2018 The dazzling 2005 is in transition between primary and secondary, showing the scent of lead pencil, often noted as a signature aroma of the wines of Bordeaux’s Pauillac region. Jay Mcinerney, Town & Country, "A New Era Begins at Château Lafite as Baron de Rothschild Hands Leadership Over to His Daughter," 13 Aug. 2018 The Perseids peak this weekend, promising dazzling views for skywatchers in dark areas. Sarah Lewin, Space.com, "The 2018 Perseid Meteor Shower Promises Spectacular Views This Week," 6 Aug. 2018 Emily Ratajkowski took to Instagram to show off her best assets in a new topless photo—including her dazzling two-stone diamond engagement ring. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emily Ratajkowski Flaunts Her Engagement Ring In a New Topless Instagram Photo," 24 July 2018 The Black Panther star has done everything from work a multipurpose fashion moment to incorporate a touch of beaded hair accessories into a dazzling Emmys look. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Letitia Wright Shared Her Favorite Makeup," 22 Oct. 2018 Perhaps out of necessity, the Met Gala has escalated into a dazzling spectacle of fashion and celebrity under Wintour’s leadership, drawing out everyone from Beyoncé to the Kardashians. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "A fashion exhibit just became the Met museum’s most popular show ever. Here’s why.," 12 Oct. 2018 The dancehall diva is an OG of the genre and kills every performance with her dazzling, form-fitting bodysuits. Sharine Taylor, Allure, "For These Dancehall Artists, Hair Is Just as Important as the Music," 27 Sep. 2018 The end result was a plunging neckline gown that featured a dazzling array of colors like red, green, yellow, and blue. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Tiffany Haddish's Emmys Dress Paid Homage to Her Dad's Home Country," 17 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of dazzling

1581, in the meaning defined above

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