[ daz-uhl ]
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verb (used with object),daz·zled, daz·zling.
  1. to overpower or dim the vision of by intense light: He was dazzled by the sudden sunlight.

  2. to impress deeply; astonish with delight: The glorious palace dazzled him.

verb (used without object),daz·zled, daz·zling.
  1. to shine or reflect brilliantly: gems dazzling in the sunlight.

  2. to be overpowered by light: Her eyes dazzled in the glare.

  1. to excite admiration by brilliance: Once one is accustomed to such splendor, it no longer dazzles.

  1. an act or instance of dazzling: the dazzle of the spotlights.

  2. something that dazzles.

Origin of dazzle

First recorded in 1475–85; daze + -le

Other words for dazzle

Other words from dazzle

  • dazzler, noun
  • daz·zling·ly, adverb
  • outdazzle, verb (used with object), out·daz·zled, out·daz·zling.
  • o·ver·daz·zle, verb, o·ver·daz·zled, o·ver·daz·zling.
  • un·daz·zled, adjective
  • un·daz·zling, adjective

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How to use dazzle in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for dazzle


/ (ˈdæzəl) /

  1. (usually tr) to blind or be blinded partially and temporarily by sudden excessive light

  2. to amaze, as with brilliance: she was dazzled by his wit; she dazzles in this film

  1. bright light that dazzles

  2. bewilderment caused by glamour, brilliance, etc: the dazzle of fame

Origin of dazzle

C15: from daze

Derived forms of dazzle

  • dazzler, noun

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