Meaning of bespangle in English:


Pronunciation /bɪˈspaŋɡ(ə)l/


[with object] literary
  • Cover or adorn with something that glitters or sparkles.

    ‘a small cell all bejewelled and bespangled with flashy ornamentation’
    • ‘Sauntering along, the boy looks up and sees a tree filled with angels, bright angelic wings bespangling every bough like stars.’
    • ‘Their handsome foliage, bespangled with silver splodges and spots, sparkles among the winter mire.’
    • ‘His father develops depression and petit mal seizures, his mother takes up ballroom dancing; one vegetates on a locked ward while the other bespangles taffeta with sequins.’
    • ‘The living room was bespangled with cheap gold.’
    • ‘I have counted scores of these rich garlands, throughout which the queenly lotus always shone conspicuous, bespangling the surface of the water at the same time.’
    decorate, adorn, ornament, dress, dress up, furnish