impearl
transitive verb Etymology: Middle English enperlen, from en- + perle pearl Date: 15th century to form into pearls; also to form of or adorn with pearls

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  • Impearl — Im*pearl , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impearled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Impearling}.] [Pref. im in + pearl: cf. F. emperler.] 1. To form into pearls, or into that which resembles pearls. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] Dewdrops which the sun Impearls on every leaf… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impearl — [im pʉrl′] vt. [Fr emperler: see IM & PEARL1] Now Rare 1. to form into pearls or pearl like drops 2. to decorate with or as with pearls …   English World dictionary

  • impearl — /im perrl /, v.t. 1. to form into drops resembling pearls. 2. to adorn with pearls or pearllike drops. [1580 90; IM 1 + PEARL1; cf. F emperler] * * * …   Universalium

  • impearl — v. create something which resembles a pearl; decorate with pearls …   English contemporary dictionary

  • impearl — im·pearl …   English syllables

  • impearl — im•pearl [[t]ɪmˈpɜrl[/t]] v. t. 1) to form into drops resembling pearls 2) to adorn with pearls • Etymology: 1580–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • impearl — /ɪmˈpɜl/ (say im perl) verb (t) 1. to form into pearl like drops. 2. to make pearl like or pearly. 3. Poetic to adorn with pearls or pearl like drops …   Australian English dictionary

  • impearl — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Impearled — Impearl Im*pearl , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impearled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Impearling}.] [Pref. im in + pearl: cf. F. emperler.] 1. To form into pearls, or into that which resembles pearls. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] Dewdrops which the sun Impearls on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Impearling — Impearl Im*pearl , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impearled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Impearling}.] [Pref. im in + pearl: cf. F. emperler.] 1. To form into pearls, or into that which resembles pearls. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] Dewdrops which the sun Impearls on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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