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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There’s a dazzling array of activities for English-speakers: the Rotary Club, the quilters’ circle, dancing clubs, Alcoholics Anonymous. Mary Beth Sheridan, The Seattle Times, "The little-noticed surge across the U.S.-Mexico border: Americans heading south," 21 May 2019 True to Versace form, however, there was a dazzling array of gilded baubles that Palau made a point of playing with. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "The Glamorous Way to Go Grunge, Straight From the Versace Runway," 22 Feb. 2019 Order a porto tónico — white port and tonic — and head to the roof where dazzling views span the Tagus River and the 25 de Abril Bridge, a doppelgänger of the Golden Gate Bridge. New York Times, "36 Hours in Lisbon," 19 Apr. 2018 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

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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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