[bih-spang-guh l]

verb (used with object), be·span·gled, be·span·gling.

to cover or adorn with or as if with spangles; make sparkle brilliantly: grass bespangled with dewdrops; poetry bespangled with vivid imagery.

Origin of bespangle

First recorded in 1585–95; be- + spangle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for bespangle



(tr) to cover or adorn with or as if with spangles
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Word Origin and History for bespangle

1610s, from be- + spangle. Related: Bespangled; bespangling.

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