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[bih-joo-uh l]
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.
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Origin of bejewel

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

Historical Examples of bejewelled

  • 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


US bejeweled

  1. decorated with or as if with jewels
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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



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

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