from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small, often circular piece of sparkling metal or plastic sewn especially on garments for decoration.
- n. A small sparkling object, drop, or spot: spangles of sunlight.
- transitive v. To adorn or cause to sparkle by covering with or as if with spangles: Lights spangled the night skyline.
- intransitive v. To sparkle in the manner of spangles.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small piece of sparkling metallic material sewn on to a garment as decoration; a sequin.
- n. Any small sparkling object.
- v. To sparkle, flash or coruscate.
- v. To fix spangles to a garment.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small plate or boss of shining metal; something brilliant used as an ornament, especially when stitched on the dress.
- n. Figuratively, any little thing that sparkless.
- intransitive v. To show brilliant spots or points; to glisten; to glitter.
- transitive v. To set or sprinkle with, or as with, spangles; to adorn with small, distinct, brilliant bodies.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To set or cover with many small bright objects or points; especially, to decorate with spangles. as a garment.
- To glitter; glisten, like anything set with spangles.
- n. A small piece of glittering material, such as metal foil; hence, any small sparkling object.
- n. One of the small metal clasps used in fastening the tapes and wires of a hoop-skirt.
- n. A spongy excrescence on the oak. See oakspangle.
- n. One of many small, somewhat triangular spots on the wing of a pigeon or fowl.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. glitter as if covered with spangles
- v. decorate with spangles
- n. adornment consisting of a small piece of shiny material used to decorate clothing
The Copper Beeches and Aspens spangle goldenly against the steel-blue sky.
The beautifully-lit Beliebers were the real stars of Bieber's show, but Katy Perry makes you actually believe in the ridiculous transformative spangle of pop music all over again.
Readers have taken me to task since my last Country Diary on the pools that spangle the high ridges like glittering sequins.
Remember when I was a disco dangle with a spangle sweating in my sticky pocket caning pop and disco dangle darling watching you?
The silvery leaves of the eucalyptus trees spangle like tinsel.
On a dark night, you can usually spot AE hanging out on the northwestern perimeter of a spangle of stars about two finger-widths east of Iota Aurigae.
Every person on the bus stared downward now into the mirror of the lake, as they crossed above it, and saw the spangle of their own lighted passing.
Cut-crystal 16th notes scamper and dangle drop splink twinkly-plink splank spangle mingle and dance in a pool of window panes disentangle fingers wrangle piano lingo from a hip Little Dipper tickle ivory dimples that dive and make ripples in the Tiffanypizzazzangle cascade which is jazz .......
He is pointing out the spangle of stars in the sky, each constellation.
It's the King's shamefully audacious, extraterrestrial, spangle-infused, semi-precious cubic-zirconium encrusted, universe-of-razzle-dazzled, garish polyester jumpsuits (often pushed to maximum density as the pounds kept adding on) that have come to symbolize the extremes of the 70s.