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[bih-joo-uh l] /bɪˈdʒu əl/
verb (used with object), bejeweled, bejeweling or (especially British) bejewelled, bejewelling.
to adorn with or as if with jewels.
Origin of bejewel
First recorded in 1550-60; be- + jewel Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for bejewelled
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  • It is set for that beautiful, bejewelled thing they call a coronet.

    Castle Craneycrow George Barr McCutcheon
  • Ah, yes, they had been there in all their bejewelled and sable-coated splendor.

    The Magic Curtain Roy J. Snell
  • His eyes glinted ominously, and he brought his fat, bejewelled hand down on the table with a bang.

    The Red Symbol John Ironside
  • One of them placed in his master's hand the bejewelled hilt of his scimitar.

    Tales of Destiny Edmund Mitchell
  • The first frosts of autumn had bejewelled her crown in flashing topaz, ruby, and emerald.

    Freckles Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Her delicate, bejewelled fingers were playing with the petals of an exquisite bouquet.

  • After visiting the shrine, I took a photograph of the monks with their long trumpets, their bejewelled clarionets and their drums.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921 Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
  • From his huge, ornate, gold watch-chain hung three or four bejewelled insignia of secret societies that he was a member of.

    Tramping on Life Harry Kemp
  • His plain suit certainly was a relief to the eye, wearied with periwigged sages and bejewelled sinners.

    Shawl-Straps Louisa M. Alcott
  • One old lady from Wales sat with her gouty feet on a cushion, to which you were oblivious, for she was so bejewelled.

    My Trip Around the World Eleonora Hunt
British Dictionary definitions for bejewelled


decorated with or as if with jewels


verb -els, -elling, -elled (US) -els, -eling, -eled
(transitive) to decorate with or as if with jewels
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for bejewelled



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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