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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I have counted scores of these rich garlands, throughout which the queenly lotus always shone conspicuous, bespangling the surface of the water at the same time.’
    • ‘The living room was bespangled with cheap gold.’
    • ‘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.’
    decorate, adorn, ornament, dress, dress up, furnish
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