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  • IPA(key): /ˈdæz.l̩.ɪŋ/, /ˈdæz.lɪŋ/
  • Hyphenation: dazz‧ling
  • (file)



  1. present participle of dazzle


dazzling (comparative more dazzling, superlative most dazzling)

  1. Shining intensely.
    • 1922 February, James Joyce, Ulysses, London: The Egoist Press, published October 1922, OCLC 2297483:
      , Episode 12, The Cyclops
      The deafening claps of thunder and the dazzling flashes of lightning which lit up the ghastly scene testified that the artillery of heaven had lent its supernatural pomp to the already gruesome spectacle.
  2. Splendid; brilliant
    • 2011 December 18, Ben Dirs, “Carl Froch outclassed by dazzling Andre Ward”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Oakland native Ward is now unbeaten in 25 fights and can now claim to be one of the top few pound-for-pound fighters on the planet after a technically dazzling display.
  3. Superlative; astounding



dazzling (plural dazzlings)

  1. The action of the verb to dazzle; dazzlement
    • 1837, Minutes of the General Association of Massachusetts
      Our organization secures the greatest amount of good unbalanced by accomplished evil of any known system, a good which resembles the sober hue of massive gold, rather than the splendid dazzlings of a baser metal.