[bih-spang-guh l]
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verb (used with object), be·span·gled, be·span·gling.
  1. 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. 2018

Related Words for bespangle

trim, sprinkle, star, light, decorate, stud, garnish, dot, adorn, sequin

British Dictionary definitions for bespangle


  1. (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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