- To dazzle is defined as to impress or surprise someone with brightness or exceptional qualities, or something brilliantly exciting.
- An example of dazzle is to confuse a person by taking a photo using a flash.
- An example of dazzle is to be wildly entertaining as an actor in a play.
transitive verbdazzled, dazzling
- to overpower or dim the vision of with very bright light or moving lights
- to confuse, surprise, or overpower as by a brilliant display or exceptional qualities
Origin of dazzlefrequentative of daze
- to be overpowered by glare
- to arouse admiration by a brilliant display
- the act of dazzling
- something that dazzles
verbdaz·zled, daz·zling, daz·zles
- To dim the vision of, especially to blind with intense light.
- To amaze, overwhelm, or bewilder with spectacular display: a figure skater who dazzled the audience with virtuosic jumps.
- To become blinded.
- To inspire admiration or wonder.
Origin of dazzleFrequentative of daze.
(third-person singular simple present dazzles, present participle dazzling, simple past and past participle dazzled)
- To confuse the sight of by means of excessive brightness.
- Dazzled by the headlights of the lorry, the deer stopped in the middle of the street.
- (figuratively) To render incapable of thinking clearly; to overwhelm with showiness or brilliance.
- The delegates were dazzled by the originality of his arguments.
- (intransitive) To be overpowered by light; to be confused by excess of brightness.
- A light of dazzling brilliancy.
- (uncommon) A herd of zebra.