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bejewel

[bih-joo-uh l]
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verb (used with object), be·jew·eled, be·jew·el·ing or (especially British) be·jew·elled, be·jew·el·ling.
  1. to adorn with or as if with jewels.

Origin of bejewel

First recorded in 1550–60; be- + jewel
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Examples from the Web for bejewelled

Historical Examples

  • Ah, yes, they had been there in all their bejewelled and sable-coated splendor.

    The Magic Curtain

    Roy J. Snell

  • One of them placed in his master's hand the bejewelled hilt of his scimitar.

    Tales of Destiny

    Edmund Mitchell

  • It is set for that beautiful, bejewelled thing they call a coronet.

    Castle Craneycrow

    George Barr McCutcheon

  • And around the body there was a woman's arm, a finely shaped, beautiful, bejewelled arm.

  • Her delicate, bejewelled fingers were playing with the petals of an exquisite bouquet.


British Dictionary definitions for bejewelled

bejewelled

US bejeweled

adjective
  1. decorated with or as if with jewels

bejewel

verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled
  1. (tr) to decorate with or as if with jewels
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Word Origin and History for bejewelled

bejewel

v.

1550s, from be- + jewel. Related: Bejeweled.

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