What does dazzle mean?

Definitions for dazzle
ˈdæz əldaz·zle

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dazzle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dazzleverb

    brightness enough to blind partially and temporarily

  2. dazzle, bedazzle, dazeverb

    to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light

    "She was dazzled by the bright headlights"

  3. dazzleverb

    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"


  1. dazzlenoun

    A light of dazzling brilliancy.

    Etymology: Frequentative of daze.

  2. dazzlenoun

    A herd of zebra.

    Etymology: Frequentative of daze.

  3. dazzleverb

    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 and was run over.

    Etymology: Frequentative of daze.

  4. dazzleverb

    To render incapable of thinking clearly; to overwhelm with showiness or brilliance.

    The delegates were dazzled by the originality of his arguments.

    Etymology: Frequentative of daze.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dazzleverb

    to overpower with light; to confuse the sight of by brilliance of light

    Etymology: [Freq. of daze.]

  2. Dazzleverb

    to bewilder or surprise with brilliancy or display of any kind

    Etymology: [Freq. of daze.]

  3. Dazzleverb

    to be overpoweringly or intensely bright; to excite admiration by brilliancy

    Etymology: [Freq. of daze.]

  4. Dazzleverb

    to be overpowered by light; to be confused by excess of brightness

    Etymology: [Freq. of daze.]

  5. Dazzlenoun

    a light of dazzling brilliancy

    Etymology: [Freq. of daze.]


  1. Dazzle

    "Dazzle" is the second single from the 1984 Siouxsie and the Banshees album Hyæna. The song begins with a gradual fade-in of an orchestral string section and progresses to a drum-driven, majestic anthem. The lyrics "swallowing diamonds/a cutting throat" were derived from the final scene of Marathon Man where Laurence Olivier puts diamonds in his mouth. Sioux's vocals are accentuated by expansive reverb effects. "Dazzle" climbed to number 33 on the UK singles chart and was Siouxsie & the Banshees' 11th top 40 UK hit. The string section piece that opens the track is actually called "Baby Piano". A rough demo done on the piano and the finished string section version were both included as bonus tracks on the 2009 reissue of Hyæna.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dazzle

    daz′l, v.t. to daze or overpower with any strong light: to confound by brilliancy, beauty, or cleverness.—ns. Dazz′lement, the act of dazzling: that which dazzles; Dazz′ler; Dazz′ling.—adv. Dazz′lingly. [Freq. of daze.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dazzle in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dazzle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of dazzle in a Sentence

  1. Eleri Lynn:

    Not only is the 'Travolta' dress a fantastic example of couture tailoring designed to dazzle on a state occasion, it represents a key moment in the story of twentieth century royal fashion, we're delighted to have acquired this iconic evening gown for the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection - a designated collection of national and international importance - over twenty years since it first left Kensington Palace.

  2. John Webster:

    Cover her face. Mine eyes dazzle. She died young - Duchess. Act 4, Sc.2.

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