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bespangle Line breaks: be|span¦gle
Pronunciation: /bɪˈspaŋɡ(ə)l/

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Definition of bespangle in English:


[with object] literary
Cover or adorn with something that glitters or sparkles: a small cell all bejewelled and bespangled with flashy ornamentation
More example sentences
  • Sauntering along, the boy looks up and sees a tree filled with angels, bright angelic wings bespangling every bough like stars.
  • Their handsome foliage, bespangled with silver splodges and spots, sparkles among the winter mire.
  • His father develops depression and petit mal seizures, his mother takes up ballroom dancing; one vegetates on a locked ward while the other bespangles taffeta with sequins.

Words that rhyme with bespangle

angle, bangle, dangle, entangle, fandangle, jangle, mangel, mangle, spangle, strangle, tangle, wangle, wide-angle, wrangle
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