Definition of dazzling in US English:

dazzling

adjective

  • 1Extremely bright, especially so as to blind the eyes temporarily.

    ‘the sunlight was dazzling’
    figurative ‘a dazzling smile’
    • ‘When I finally got them opened, I was hit with a dazzling white light.’
    • ‘Her mother wore a dazzling white dress that sparkled in the light.’
    • ‘With dazzling, spring sunshine streaming into the dining area the venue looked very elegant.’
    • ‘Almost 1,000 people flocked to see the dazzling white lights being switched on signalling the official start to the festive season in Corsham.’
    • ‘Both Rampart and Azure swung at the same time, and a dazzling flash of light temporarily blinded Azure.’
    • ‘The sun sparkled on its surface, rendering its dazzling exterior too bright for his eyes.’
    • ‘The view was filled with dazzling white and pastel coloured buildings in bright sunlight under a clear blue sky.’
    • ‘Exerting a massive effort, she finally wrenched them open, then immediately shut them again to escape from the bright sun's dazzling rays.’
    • ‘It was large, very large, he guessed it must have come from a swan's wing, and it was the purest, most dazzling white, so bright that it hardly looked real.’
    • ‘It had bright dazzling lights and well-dressed window displays that were always stocked full of fascinating and unusual merchandise.’
    • ‘At first, I was blinded by dazzling white and blinked, looking away.’
    • ‘Dillyn was almost blinded by the dazzling whiteness of the spotless floors and walls.’
    • ‘Suddenly the darkness was stolen from him, and a dazzling white light replaced it.’
    • ‘A number of buildings sit perched on a cliff where the morning sun lights a dazzling white-sand beach.’
    • ‘An abiding memory of Andalucia is of bright potted geraniums brimming over dazzling white walls under a deep blue sky.’
    • ‘Now… the sun struck down upon the white tower - a dazzling, radiant spire was born out of that bleak, austere structure.’
    • ‘Everyone was momentarily blind by the dazzling white light that emanated from the doorway.’
    • ‘There was a shower of brilliant sparks and a dazzling burst of white light that stretched out in silence.’
    • ‘Sometimes they were there as the crash of surf as I waked lazily along the dazzling white beaches of my home.’
    • ‘Their steel weapons shone brightly in the dazzling sunlight.’
    extremely bright, blinding, glaring, brilliant, gleaming, shining
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    1. 1.1 Extremely impressive, beautiful, or skillful.
      ‘a dazzling display of football’
      • ‘Again and again Ghast swung his sword, a dazzling display of skill that would have left lesser men breathless with envy.’
      • ‘An astonishing five billion TV viewers tuned in to see the dazzling display set on a vast artificial lake in Athens' Olympic Stadium.’
      • ‘As one enters though, it is not the beautiful lamps or the dazzling pictures on the wall that captures the eye.’
      • ‘There is now a dazzling array of beautiful summer cheeses available, their flavour having benefited from the rich milk of spring and its new grasses.’
      • ‘Their confidence shone throughout the competition enabling the teams to display some dazzling performances against tough competitors.’
      • ‘The work requires a pianist with super human technique and dazzling virtuosity.’
      • ‘They walked in, the King in his great furs and mighty sword, and the Queen with her dazzling silk gowns and beautiful jewels covering her neck.’
      • ‘From the 1930s onward, he is one of jazz's most dazzling soloists.’
      • ‘And of course the desire is to make a dazzling first impression.’
      • ‘While the upturn in fortunes is notable, what has been more impressive is the dazzling way they have managed it.’
      • ‘Understand the quickest path to a victory isn't always the most dazzling.’
      • ‘Because this recipe was so dazzling, I'm going to reprint it here.’
      • ‘But it was still apparent that I wasn't making quite the dazzling impression I had hoped.’
      • ‘Bryce tucked his pistol into his back pocket as the window rolled down and revealed a very beautiful brunette woman with dazzling emerald eyes.’
      • ‘Then, in a dazzling display of hypocrisy, the senator spoke out.’
      • ‘The four-part piece took up the gallery's largest room and made a dazzling first impression.’
      • ‘But their vivacious personality comes across even in photographs and makes their overall impression one of dazzling beauty.’
      • ‘Throughout, his assured touch and dazzling virtuosity are matched by the orchestra's sensitive accompaniment.’
      • ‘The German Green Party of the '80s was a hothouse for beautiful ideas and a dazzling new politics.’
      • ‘The main reason for people to visit is to be impressed by the dazzling show of luxurious or rare vehicles.’
      impressive, remarkable, extraordinary, outstanding, exceptional, staggering, incredible, amazing, astonishing, phenomenal, coruscating, imposing, breathtaking, thrilling
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Pronunciation

dazzling

/ˈdaz(ə)liNG//ˈdæz(ə)lɪŋ/