Definition of Spangle

1. Noun. Adornment consisting of a small piece of shiny material used to decorate clothing.

Exact synonyms: Diamante, Sequin
Generic synonyms: Adornment
Derivative terms: Spangly



2. Verb. Glitter as if covered with spangles.
Generic synonyms: Gleam, Glint, Glisten, Glitter, Shine

3. Verb. Decorate with spangles. "The star-spangled banner"
Exact synonyms: Bespangle
Generic synonyms: Adorn, Beautify, Decorate, Embellish, Grace, Ornament

Definition of Spangle

1. n. A small plate or boss of shining metal; something brilliant used as an ornament, especially when stitched on the dress.

2. v. t. To set or sprinkle with, or as with, spangles; to adorn with small, distinct, brilliant bodies; as, a spangled breastplate.

3. v. i. To show brilliant spots or points; to glisten; to glitter.

Definition of Spangle

1. Noun. a small piece of sparkling metallic material sewn on to a garment as decoration; a sequin ¹

2. Noun. any small sparkling object ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) to sparkle, flash or coruscate ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) to fix spangles to a garment ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spangle

1. to adorn with spangles (bits of sparkling metal) [v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES]

Medical Definition of Spangle

1. To set or sprinkle with, or as with, spangles; to adorn with small, distinct, brilliant bodies; as, a spangled breastplate. "What stars do spangle heaven with such beauty?" (Shak) Spangled coquette, a tropical humming bird (Lophornis reginae). See Coquette. Origin: Spangled; Spangling. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spangle

spane
spaned
spaneria
spanerias
spanes
spang
spange
spanged
spanger
spanghew
spanghewed
spanghewing
spanghews
spanging
spangite
spangle (current term)
spangled
spangled kookaburra
spangled kookaburras
spangler
spanglers
spangles
spanglet
spanglets
spanglier
spangliest
spangling
spangly
spangolite
spangolites

Literary usage of Spangle

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1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"A spangle ; this seems to have been the original word, being from the German sponge. о SPARSE ... spangle lias quite superseded this word, though, probably, ..."

2. How to Raise Poultry for Pleasure and Profit: A Practical Work on Breed by William M. Lewis (1895)
"Secondaries—Golden bay, each feather ending with a rich green-black half moon or crescent-shaped spangle, termed by the Lancashire fanciers, "lacing on the ..."

3. The Trotting Horse of America: How to Train and Drive Him by Hiram Washington Woodruff (1869)
"Ripton, Dutchman, Confidence, and spangle. — Ripton, Duchess, and Quaker.— Ripton and Revenge. — Ripton and Lady Suffolk. — A Fast, Close Race. ..."

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