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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For the red carpet, Rae wore a dazzling custom design by Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss. Lindsay Peoples, The Cut, "Issa Rae Wore 5 Looks by 5 Black Designers at the CFDA Awards," 6 June 2018 On Thursday night, the Washington Nationals produced the most dazzling moment of the their season so far—the largest comeback win in franchise history. Emma Baccellieri, SI.com, "What Is Wrong With the Washington Nationals?," 6 July 2018 Even at Cannes, the most dazzling festival in the world, the opening ceremony is still a little like the Annual Tinytown Corn and Sow Extravaganza, where the mayor gets up and makes a speech. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Cannes 2018 Opens with a Middling Movie But a Killer Jury," 9 May 2018 Why Saturday’s chemical weapons attack is so important The Syrian civil war has been raging since 2011, and with a truly dazzling number of local and international players involved in the fighting. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "The past 48 hours of big Syria news, explained," 9 Apr. 2018 Visitors can get a front row seat to the most dazzling synchronized light show ever at the Elkmont Campground from May 30 to June 6. Katina Beniaris, Country Living, "Thousands of Fireflies Will Light Up the Great Smoky Mountains This May," 27 Apr. 2017 Yitzhak: Speaking of other characters, Lena Hall as Yitzhak, Hedwig's female-to-male husband, is just as dazzling as his partner and undergoes her own set of transformations throughout the production. Aaron Leth, Harper's BAZAAR, "Curtain Call: Hedwig and The Angry Inch," 23 Apr. 2014 Booths line a glass wall affording a dazzling view of the water. Leslie Kendall Dye, Longreads, "City on a Hill," 23 June 2018 The city’s largest art event sees the historic Westminster Abbey adorned in dazzling colors, while St James’s Church in Piccadilly features a homage to Syrian refugees called My Light is Your Light by Palestinian artist Alaa Minawi. Jane Onyanga-omara, USA TODAY, "London is transformed into an open air gallery in U.K.'s largest festival of lights," 19 Jan. 2018

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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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