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

dazzling

/ˈdæz(ə)lɪŋ//ˈdaz(ə)liNG/