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Meaning of SPANGLE

Pronunciation:  'spanggul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  adornment consisting of a small piece of shiny material used to decorate clothing
  2. [v]  decorate with spangles
  3. [v]  glitter as if covered with spangles

SPANGLE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: bespangle, diamante, sequin
 See Also: adorn, adornment, beautify, decorate, embellish, gleam, glint, glisten, glitter, grace, ornament, shine



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Span"gle\, n. [OE. spangel, dim. of AS. spange. See
    {Spang} a spangle.]
    1. A small plate or boss of shining metal; something
       brilliant used as an ornament, especially when stitched on
       the dress.
    2. Figuratively, any little thing that sparkless. ``The rich
       spangles that adorn the sky.'' --Waller.
    {Oak spangle}. See under {Oak}.
  2. \Span"gle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spangled}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Spangling}.]
    To set or sprinkle with, or as with, spangles; to adorn with
    small, distinct, brilliant bodies; as, a spangled
    breastplate. --Donne.
          What stars do spangle heaven with such beauty? --Shak.
    {Spangled coquette} (Zo["o]l.), a tropical humming bird
       ({Lophornis regin[ae]}). See {Coquette}, 2.
  3. \Span"gle\, v. i.
    To show brilliant spots or points; to glisten; to glitter.
          Some men by feigning words as dark as mine Make truth
          to spangle, and its rays to shine.       --Bunyan.