dazzle

[ daz-uhl ]
/ ˈdæz əl /

verb (used with object), daz·zled, daz·zling.

to overpower or dim the vision of by intense light: He was dazzled by the sudden sunlight.
to impress deeply; astonish with delight: The glorious palace dazzled him.

verb (used without object), daz·zled, daz·zling.

noun

an act or instance of dazzling: the dazzle of the spotlights.
something that dazzles.

Words nearby dazzle

Origin of dazzle

First recorded in 1475–85; daze + -le

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British Dictionary definitions for dazzle

dazzle
/ (ˈdæzəl) /

verb

(usually tr) to blind or be blinded partially and temporarily by sudden excessive light
to amaze, as with brillianceshe was dazzled by his wit; she dazzles in this film

noun

bright light that dazzles
bewilderment caused by glamour, brilliance, etcthe dazzle of fame

Derived forms of dazzle

dazzler, noun

Word Origin for dazzle

C15: from daze
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