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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dazzlingly \ ˈda-​z(ə-​)liŋ-​lē How to pronounce dazzlingly (audio) \ adverb
a dazzlingly beautiful display

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The designer had finished presenting his spring 2019 with lots of high polish and glamour, and the after party was equally dazzling. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Cardi B, Gigi Hadid, and More at the Tom Ford Spring 2019 After Party," 6 Sep. 2018 However, the world's only supposed '7-star hotel' presents the shiny metal in a much more dazzling and exuberant manner. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Bar Star: Delphia Lewis at Dreams Bar & Lounge," 6 June 2018 The second baseman made a dazzling play on defense in the fourth, leaping to snag Ramos’ liner. George Henry, The Seattle Times, "Splash! Rosario, Alonso power Mets to 6-3 win over Braves," 11 Apr. 2019 Fresh from a recent chocolate brown dye job, Bella Hadid made her way down the Victoria's Secret runway in some seriously dazzling fashions. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Bella Hadid Touched up Her Hair Before Walking in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show," 9 Nov. 2018 If so, his dazzling speed will catch the eye of everyone watching the action in Russia. Juan Pimiento, chicagotribune.com, "From Tolisso to Lozano, players to watch in Russia 2018," 13 June 2018 And for those who want to lean even further into the the legendary makeup artist's dazzling universe, her latest collaboration delivers—and then some. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "From Prada to Valentino, Pat McGrath Is Unveiling a Curated Collection of Golden Designer Pieces," 29 Mar. 2019 Leave it to Mother Monster's makeup artist IRL, Sarah Tanno, to remind us just how dazzling (in every sense of the meaning) the makeup moment was. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Lady Gaga’s Makeup Artist Posted the Best Beauty Throwback of Ally From A Star Is Born," 14 Mar. 2019 Fagan was at an ultrasound with her three-year-old daughter, Mollie, when the sonographer handed them a rather dazzling photo. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "Ultrasound Captures Adorable Baby Smiling After Hearing Her Sister's Voice," 3 Nov. 2016

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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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