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bedizened

Syllabification: be·di·zened
Pronunciation: /biˈdīzənd
 
/

Definition of bedizened in English:

adjective

literary
Dressed up or decorated gaudily: a dress bedizened with resplendent military medals
More example sentences
  • The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet and bedizened with gold and jewels and pearls.
  • The sparkling, bedizened, colourful Khan army had started marching nonetheless, spears and scimitars held high, saluting the sun.
  • The spiritual heart of a Vegas Christmas is the perfectly cone-shaped, 60-foot synthetic tree in front of Caesars Palace, bedizened with 216,510 lights.

Origin

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

Derivatives

bedizen

1
verb
Example sentences
  • Vast talents and deep pockets have combined to produce a dazzling extravaganza - a whirl of movement and colour, song and dance bedizened by every sequin, boa, and light-catching bauble in the southern hemisphere.
  • The vast majority of Pakistan’s trucks, buses and motorized rickshaws are riots of color, bedizened top to bottom with eye-popping landscapes, portraits, calligraphic poetry, religious verses and wisecracking expressions of star-spangled banter.
  • His coat has a wide embroidery of golden foliage; and his waistcoat, likewise, is all flowered over and bedizened with gold.

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