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Definition of "dazzle" []

  • To dim the vision of, especially to blind with intense light. (verb-transitive)
  • To amaze, overwhelm, or bewilder with spectacular display: a figure skater who dazzled the audience with virtuosic jumps. (verb-transitive)
  • To become blinded. (verb-intransitive)
  • To inspire admiration or wonder. (verb-intransitive)
  • The act of dazzling or the state of being dazzled. (noun)
  • To blind or be blinded partially and temporarily by sudden excessive light (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To amaze, as with brilliance (verb)
  • Bright light that dazzles (noun)
  • Bewilderment caused by glamour, brilliance, etc (noun)

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Use "dazzle" in a sentence
  • "Going on their air on a regular basis and lending your name and reputation to their ideological razzle-dazzle is like agreeing to be the regular kulak guest columnist at Pravda in 1929."
  • "As to American susceptibility to Rovian razzle-dazzle, that is a matter of bleak historical record and I shouldn't have to strain myself to prove anything."
  • "Shouting, making his swung sword dazzle in light, Diego de Arana raced down path, and Diego Minas and Beltran the cook and Juan Lepe with him."