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bedizen

Line breaks: be|dizen
Pronunciation: /bɪˈdʌɪz(ə)n
 
, -ˈdɪz-/

Definition of bedizen in English:

verb

[with object] literary
Dress up or decorate gaudily: a uniform bedizened with resplendent medals
More example sentences
  • Fancy a pagne or skirt all formed of little strips of material bedizened with red and black hieroglyphics, stiffened with bitumen, and apparently belonging to a freshly unbandaged mummy.
  • In her one good scene, a bewigged, bedizened Crawford chases a properly terrified teen away from her quarry, shouting at her.
  • Do you ever suppose that Jesus walked about bedizened in priestly robes and a crown, and with yon jewels on his breast, and a gilt aureole round his head?

Origin

mid 17th century: from be- (as an intensifier) + obsolete dizen 'deck out', probably of Dutch origin.

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