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bedeck

[bih-dek] /bɪˈdɛk/
verb (used with object)
1.
to deck out; adorn, especially in a showy or gaudy manner.
Origin of bedeck
1560-1570
1560-70; be- + deck
Related forms
unbedecked, adjective
Synonyms
array, decorate, ornament; beautify, enhance.
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  • This person was also long and lean and brown; hard bitten; bedecked with worn brown leather chaps, and wearing a gun.

    The Killer Stewart Edward White
  • He liked the barbaric touch in the many rings which bedecked her fingers.

    The Hero William Somerset Maugham
  • The bride, bedecked in veil and silken gown, and nervously toying with the flowers in her hair, sat in the adjoin-ing room.

  • He was naked to the waist and was bedecked with paint and feathers.

    Far Past the Frontier James A. Braden
  • She smiled at him in framework of blue and ermine and pearls—the bedecked, heartless coquette of the pleasure-seeking world.

    The Light of the Star Hamlin Garland
  • She was bedecked with a fortune in pearls and precious stones.

    The Story of Don Quixote Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
British Dictionary definitions for bedecked

bedeck

/bɪˈdɛk/
verb
1.
(transitive) to cover with decorations; adorn
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Word Origin and History for bedecked

bedeck

v.

1560s, from be- + deck (v.). Related: Bedecked; bedecking.

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