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verb (used with object)
  1. to deck out; adorn, especially in a showy or gaudy manner.
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Origin of bedeck

First recorded in 1560–70; be- + deck
Related formsun·be·decked, adjective


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array, decorate, ornament; beautify, enhance.
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Examples from the Web for bedecked

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  • Every house was hung with red and bedecked with flags and mottoes.

  • 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

  • She had been at a village marriage that morning, and was bedecked in all her finery.

  • He liked the barbaric touch in the many rings which bedecked her fingers.

    The Hero

    William Somerset Maugham

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

    Far Past the Frontier

    James A. Braden

British Dictionary definitions for bedecked


  1. (tr) to cover with decorations; adorn
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Word Origin and History for bedecked



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

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