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 dazzling (audio) \ adverb
a dazzlingly beautiful display

Examples of dazzling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jim Todd, director of space science education at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, said the dazzling light show was the result of space debris entering the Earth’s atmosphere. oregonlive, "Dazzling light show in Portland skies likely the remnants of a failed rocket, experts say," 26 Mar. 2021 Green Zone compound have often, in quite dazzling displays, lit up the night sky when shooting down small rockets and mortars. Paul Iddon, Forbes, "Why Weren’t U.S. Air Defenses In Erbil Airport Fired During Recent Rocket Attack?," 27 Feb. 2021 During this time, Earth's inhabitants would have been subjected to some dazzling displays -- northern and southern lights, caused by solar winds hitting the Earth's atmosphere, would have been frequent. Amy Woodyatt, CNN, "Reversal of Earth's magnetic poles may have triggered Neanderthal extinction -- and it could happen again," 19 Feb. 2021 Against the Knicks, Irving put on a dazzling dribbling display and finished with 40 points — his 12th 30-point game of the season and second against the Knicks. Larry Starks, USA TODAY, "James Harden's injury puts strain in Nets' hopeful return to full health," 6 Apr. 2021 Despite his dazzling debut last year (3-0, 0.53 ERA, 21 strikeouts in 17 innings), he was slated for the alternate site in Worcester, to harness his delivery and continue to develop his arsenal against lefthanded hitters. BostonGlobe.com, "Tanner Houck is primed for a Fenway restart — this time with family on hand," 2 Apr. 2021 The northern lights, or aurora borealis, put on a dazzling display -- but some people claim to hear unique sounds that accompany them, like sizzling or the soft sound of soap bubbles bursting. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Ingenuity Mars helicopter to take flight and 5 other top space and science stories this week," 27 Mar. 2021 His Tetris streams became must-watch content for anyone even remotely interested in the game, a dazzling display of thumb agility and mind-body coordination. Jacob Sweet, The New Yorker, "The Revolution in Classic Tetris," 26 Mar. 2021 One moment in the second half threatened to disrupt the dazzling display. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, "Mavs fail to capitalize on Luka Doncic’s nifty passes and near triple-double in key loss to Trail Blazers," 19 Mar. 2021

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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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30 Apr 2021

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“Dazzling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dazzling. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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