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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for bejewelled
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  • 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.

  • 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
  • For he well knew the face that lay weeping beneath the heap of bejewelled lace and silk.

  • 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
  • “Think of that, now,” said Gentle Annie, running her bejewelled hand over her face.

  • Aunt Sarah came into the room, and folding her bejewelled hands, she began to think.

    Dust of New York Konrad Bercovici
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
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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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