[ daz-uhl ]
/ ˈdæz əl /
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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.
to shine or reflect brilliantly: gems dazzling in the sunlight.
to be overpowered by light: Her eyes dazzled in the glare.
to excite admiration by brilliance: Once one is accustomed to such splendor, it no longer dazzles.
an act or instance of dazzling: the dazzle of the spotlights.
something that dazzles.
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OTHER WORDS FROM dazzle
dazzler, noundaz·zling·ly, adverboutdazzle, 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, adjectiveun·daz·zling, adjective
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How to use dazzle in a sentence
Only that very morning he had been a school-boy, and now he was a sailor, shipped on the Dazzler and bound he knew not whither.
He frowned, got up from where he had been sunning himself on top of the Dazzler's cabin, and kicked off his heavy rubber boots.
The wind was blowing from the north in mild squalls, and the Dazzler cut noiselessly through the landlocked water.
The Dazzler's skiff was brought alongside, as was also the small boat in which the two strangers had come aboard.
At this point his thoughts were interrupted by a sharp squall, which hurled the Dazzler over till the sea rushed inboard.
British Dictionary definitions for dazzle
/ (ˈdæzəl) /
(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
bright light that dazzles
bewilderment caused by glamour, brilliance, etcthe dazzle of fame
Derived forms of dazzledazzler, noun
Word Origin for dazzle
C15: from daze
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