Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of bespangle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. covered with beads or jewels or sequins.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Men are only gregarious vertebrates, domesticated and evolved, and the chances are large that it was because the Greek girl had in her time dealt with wilder masculine beasts of the human sort; for she turned upon the man with hell's tides aflood in her blazing eyes, much as a bespangled lady upon a lion which has suddenly imbibed the pernicious theory that he is a free agent.

    Jack London Play:The Scorn of Women

  • As they worked, the fog-bank lifted and the black vault of heaven, bespangled with the old familiar stars, rushed into view.

    The Lost Poacher

  • This means that people who look up at the night sky bespangled with stars and say “Suddenly I feel so small” have it all wrong.

    World Wide Mind

  • Last night at Milk Studios in the meatpacking, a pair of Chinese dancing dragons opened a show that featured the designers' signature corsets bespangled and beaded, sequined and jeweled, tube dresses, cat suits, cinchers and capelets; a black and white "poncho" would be fabulous on say, Liza Minelli.

    Regina Weinreich: Fashion Week: Night Out with The Blonds

  • While Monsieur Delluc had a fine imagination, I doubt he could have imagined the bespangled behemoth the Oscar telecast has become, awash in fashion frippery and pointless speculation.

    Lisa Nesselson: A Film Without an Award is Like a Fish Without a Bicycle

  • Describing a command performance before King George V and Queen Mary at the London Palladium in 1926, a critic wrote, "In her bespangled gown, a hairdo in layers, and wearing a long string of orchids, she made a dazzling and towering theatrical figure whose love for the audience was returned to her in waves."

    Jewish Women in Comedy - Sophie Tucker

  • The cartoons of the two English grooms and the crafty fishmonger, and the article headed "Hankey Pankey", are to be found in Punch of May 11, 1878; the voluptuous figure entitled "Harlequin Spring Fashions - really a very little addition to the too-scanty and bespangled costumes Mr Punch has noticed so often lately", appeared in the previous week. [p. 31] 7.

    Watershed

  • Describing a command performance before King George V and Queen Mary at the London Palladium in 1926, a critic wrote, “In her bespangled gown, a hairdo in layers, and wearing a long string of orchids, she made a dazzling and towering theatrical figure whose love for the audience was returned to her in waves.”

    Sophie Tucker.

  • Many of the women were covered in a darkened fabric that concealed everything but their eyes and their bespangled and tattooed hands and feet.

    Robert M. Grossman: Things Jewish

  • In this picture, the toreador's yellow-bespangled green "suit of lights" and tasseled orange cap take on a Day-Glo intensity against the flat, jet-black background.

    The Late Show

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