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Meaning of DAZZLE

Pronunciation:  'dazul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  brightness enough to blind partially and temporarily
  2. [v]  amaze or bewilder, as with brilliant wit or intellect or skill; "Her arguments dazzled everyone"; "The dancer dazzled the audience with his turns and jumps"
  3. [v]  to cause someone to lose clear vision, esp. from intense light; "She was dazzled by the bright headlights"

DAZZLE is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: bedazzle, daze
 See Also: amaze, astonish, astound, blind, brightness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Daz"zle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dazzled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Dazzling}.] [Freq. of daze.]
    1. To overpower with light; to confuse the sight of by
       brilliance of light.
             Those heavenly shapes Will dazzle now the earthly,
             with their blaze Insufferably bright. --Milton.
             An unreflected light did never yet Dazzle the vision
             feminine.                             --Sir H.
    2. To bewilder or surprise with brilliancy or display of any
       kind. ``Dazzled and drove back his enemies.'' --Shak.
  2. \Daz"zle\, v. i.
    1. To be overpoweringly or intensely bright; to excite
       admiration by brilliancy.
             Ah, friend! to dazzle, let the vain design. --Pope.
    2. To be overpowered by light; to be confused by excess of
             An overlight maketh the eyes dazzle.  --Bacon.
             I dare not trust these eyes; They dance in mists,
             and dazzle with surprise.             --Dryden.
  3. \Daz"zle\, n.
    A light of dazzling brilliancy.
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