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

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 The senior’s dazzling performance helped improve Coral Springs Charter, which is ranked No. 2 in the 3A district, to 16-3 on the season while dropping the Wolverines to 17-3. Franco Panizo, Sun Sentinel, 25 Apr. 2022 Smith struggled to a 74 in the second round, leaving him six shots behind Scheffler, but the Aussie sliced that deficit in half with a dazzling performance Saturday. Paul Newberry, ajc, 10 Apr. 2022 From his star turn in the College Football Playoff to his dazzling performance at the NFL scouting combine, Walker has enjoyed an unparalleled rise in the last several months. Michael Middlehurst-schwartz, USA TODAY, 5 Apr. 2022 Led by a dazzling 40-point performance from senior guard Ny’Ceara Pryor, the fourth-seeded Doves defeated second-seeded Clarksburg, 81-68, capturing the Class 4A State Championship and the third state title in program history. Jacob Steinberg, baltimoresun.com, 11 Mar. 2022 Chastain, who is nominated for her role in The Eyes of Tammy Faye, glimmered in a lavender Gucci dress with a dazzling array of jewelry pieces, also by the fashion house. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 27 Mar. 2022 Edwards was the founder of online music platform SBTV, which helped kickstart the careers of a dazzling array of now-famous musicians. NBC News, 21 Feb. 2022 By the mid-point of the second quarter, the Gators jumped out to an 18-2 lead, with sophomore guard Sarah Miller using a dazzling array of moves to get to the basket. Theo Mackie, The Arizona Republic, 4 Feb. 2022 There is a dazzling array of dishes, from sea urchins in salsa verde from Chile and a black turkey stew from Belize and Mexico, to a Venezuelan pasta casserole and Ecuadorian potato pancakes. Mark Kennedy, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Dec. 2021 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'dazzling.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of dazzling

1581, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About dazzling

Time Traveler for dazzling

Time Traveler

The first known use of dazzling was in 1581

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near dazzling

dazzle system



See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for dazzling

Last Updated

24 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Dazzling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dazzling. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on dazzling

Nglish: Translation of dazzling for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of dazzling for Arabic Speakers


Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Color

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!