What does spangle mean?

Definitions for spangle
ˈspæŋ gəlspan·gle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sequin, spangle, diamanteverb

    adornment consisting of a small piece of shiny material used to decorate clothing

  2. spangleverb

    glitter as if covered with spangles

  3. spangle, bespangleverb

    decorate with spangles

    "the star-spangled banner"


  1. spanglenoun

    a small piece of sparkling metallic material sewn on to a garment as decoration; a sequin

  2. spanglenoun

    any small sparkling object

  3. spangleverb

    to sparkle, flash or coruscate

  4. spangleverb

    to fix spangles to a garment

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spanglenoun

    a small plate or boss of shining metal; something brilliant used as an ornament, especially when stitched on the dress

    Etymology: [OE. spangel, dim. of AS. spange. See Spang a spangle.]

  2. Spanglenoun

    figuratively, any little thing that sparkless

    Etymology: [OE. spangel, dim. of AS. spange. See Spang a spangle.]

  3. Spangleverb

    to set or sprinkle with, or as with, spangles; to adorn with small, distinct, brilliant bodies; as, a spangled breastplate

    Etymology: [OE. spangel, dim. of AS. spange. See Spang a spangle.]

  4. Spangleverb

    to show brilliant spots or points; to glisten; to glitter

    Etymology: [OE. spangel, dim. of AS. spange. See Spang a spangle.]


  1. Spangle

    Spangle is a city in Spokane County, Washington, United States. The population was 278 at the 2010 census. The name is from William Spangle, early pioneer.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spangle

    spang′gl, n. a small, thin plate or boss of shining metal: anything sparkling and brilliant, like a spangle.—v.t. to adorn with spangles.—v.i. to glitter.—adjs. Spang′led, Spang′ly.—n. Spang′ler. [A.S. spange; Ger. spange, Ice. spöng.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. spangle

    [UK] The singular of bells and whistles. See also spungle.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spangle in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spangle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of spangle in a Sentence

  1. Naked Gun From the Files of Police Squad:

    Frank oh, say can you see, buy the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming. who's bright strips and broad stars, in the parelious night, o'er the rampart's we watched, as the da da, da, da, da, da, and the rocket's red glare, lots of bombs in the air, gave proof to the night, that we still had a flag, oh say does that spangle banner wave, over all-l-l-l-l that's free, over the home, of the land, and the land of the free

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    placing private property in the custody of an officer of the law
    • A. sapling
    • B. impounding
    • C. squint-eye
    • D. flapper

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