Spangled
Spangle Span"gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spangling}.] To set or sprinkle with, or as with, spangles; to adorn with small, distinct, brilliant bodies; as, a spangled breastplate. --Donne. [1913 Webster]

What stars do spangle heaven with such beauty? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Spangled coquette} (Zo["o]l.), a tropical humming bird ({Lophornis regin[ae]}). See {Coquette}, 2. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • spangled — spotted, spattered, sprinkled, mottled, flecked, stippled, marbled, speckled, bespangled (see under SPOT vb) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • spangled — [[t]spæ̱ŋg(ə)ld[/t]] ADJ Something that is spangled is covered with small shiny objects. ...spangled, backless dresses. ...a dark night sky spangled with stars …   English dictionary

  • spangled — Synonyms and related words: ablaze, adorned, aglow, alight, bathed with light, beaded, bedecked, bedizened, befrilled, bejeweled, beribboned, bespangled, blotched, blotchy, brightened, candlelit, decked out, decorated, dotted, dotty, embellished …   Moby Thesaurus

  • spangled — span|gled [ spæŋgld ] adjective covered with points of light or small shiny pieces of metal or plastic: spangled tights …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • spangled — adj British intoxicated by drink or drugs ► I got absolutely spangled on vodka the night before and had a really great time. (Johnny Borrell of Razorlight, NME 28 March 2005) …   Contemporary slang

  • spangled — UK [ˈspæŋɡ(ə)ld] / US adjective covered with points of light or small shiny pieces of metal or plastic spangled tights …   English dictionary

  • spangled — adjective Having spangles …   Wiktionary

  • spangled — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. burning, radiant, shiny, glittering; see bright 1 , 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • spangled — adj. covered with small glittery objects, covered with spangles span·gle || spæŋgl n. small glittering disk sewn on garments as decoration; any small sparkling object v. decorate with spangles, decorate with sparkles, cover with small shiny… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spangled — Adj. Very intoxicated by alcohol or drugs …   English slang and colloquialisms

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