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span·gle

 (spăng′gəl)
n.
1. A small, often circular piece of sparkling metal or plastic sewn especially on garments for decoration.
2. A small sparkling object, drop, or spot: spangles of sunlight.
v. span·gled, span·gling, span·gles
v.tr.
To adorn or cause to sparkle by covering with or as if with spangles: Lights spangled the night skyline.
v.intr.
To sparkle in the manner of spangles.

[Middle English spangel, diminutive of spange, from Middle Dutch, clasp; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]

span′gly adj.

spangle

(ˈspæŋɡəl)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a small thin piece of metal or other shiny material used as a decoration, esp on clothes; sequin
2. any glittering or shiny spot or object
vb
3. (intr) to glitter or shine with or like spangles
4. (tr) to decorate or cover with spangles
[C15: diminutive of spange, perhaps from Middle Dutch: clasp; compare Old Norse spöng]
ˈspangly adj

span•gle

(ˈspæŋ gəl)

n., v. -gled, -gling. n.
1. a small, thin, often circular piece of glittering metal or other material, used esp. for decorating garments.
2. any small, bright drop, object, or spot.
v.t.
3. to decorate or sprinkle with or as if with spangles.
v.i.
4. to glitter with or like spangles.
[1375–1425; late Middle English spangele (n.) =spange spangle (perhaps < Middle Low German) + -le -le]
span′gly, adj.

Spangle

 a star-like cluster or ornamentation.
Examples: spangles of beauty, 1647; of happiness, 1652; of stars, 1893.

spangle


Past participle: spangled
Gerund: spangling

Imperative
spangle
spangle
Present
I spangle
you spangle
he/she/it spangles
we spangle
you spangle
they spangle
Preterite
I spangled
you spangled
he/she/it spangled
we spangled
you spangled
they spangled
Present Continuous
I am spangling
you are spangling
he/she/it is spangling
we are spangling
you are spangling
they are spangling
Present Perfect
I have spangled
you have spangled
he/she/it has spangled
we have spangled
you have spangled
they have spangled
Past Continuous
I was spangling
you were spangling
he/she/it was spangling
we were spangling
you were spangling
they were spangling
Past Perfect
I had spangled
you had spangled
he/she/it had spangled
we had spangled
you had spangled
they had spangled
Future
I will spangle
you will spangle
he/she/it will spangle
we will spangle
you will spangle
they will spangle
Future Perfect
I will have spangled
you will have spangled
he/she/it will have spangled
we will have spangled
you will have spangled
they will have spangled
Future Continuous
I will be spangling
you will be spangling
he/she/it will be spangling
we will be spangling
you will be spangling
they will be spangling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spangling
you have been spangling
he/she/it has been spangling
we have been spangling
you have been spangling
they have been spangling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spangling
you will have been spangling
he/she/it will have been spangling
we will have been spangling
you will have been spangling
they will have been spangling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spangling
you had been spangling
he/she/it had been spangling
we had been spangling
you had been spangling
they had been spangling
Conditional
I would spangle
you would spangle
he/she/it would spangle
we would spangle
you would spangle
they would spangle
Past Conditional
I would have spangled
you would have spangled
he/she/it would have spangled
we would have spangled
you would have spangled
they would have spangled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spangle - adornment consisting of a small piece of shiny material used to decorate clothing
adornment - a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
Verb1.spangle - glitter as if covered with spangles
gleam, glint, glisten, glitter, shine - be shiny, as if wet; "His eyes were glistening"
2.spangle - decorate with spangles; "the star-spangled banner"
adorn, decorate, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"

spangle

noun
A small sparkling decoration:
verb
To emit light suddenly in rays or sparks:
Translations

spangle

[ˈspæŋgl]
A. Nlentejuela f
B. VTadornar con lentejuelas
spangled with (fig) → sembrado de
see also star-spangled

spangle

[ˈspæŋgəl] npaillette f

spangle

nPaillette f
vtmit Pailletten besetzen; spangled with stars/flowersmit Sternen/Blumen übersät

spangle

[ˈspæŋgl]
1. vtfar brillare
2. npaillette f inv
References in classic literature ?
I thought you a broken toy that had lasted its time; a worthless spangle that was tarnished, and thrown away.
When Albert returned to his mother, he found her in the boudoir reclining in a large velvet arm-chair, the whole room so obscure that only the shining spangle, fastened here and there to the drapery, and the angles of the gilded frames of the pictures, showed with some degree of brightness in the gloom.
Very clever were some of their productions, pasteboard guitars, antique lamps made of old-fashioned butter boats covered with silver paper, gorgeous robes of old cotton, glittering with tin spangles from a pickle factory, and armor covered with the same useful diamond shaped bits left inn sheets when the lids of preserve pots were cut out.
Here they could at least be once more in the country they loved, albeit of a milder and less heroic type, and a little degraded by the overlapping tinsel and scattered spangles of the palace.
Gradually the words seemed to melt and fade, as in a divine music; the child raised her deep eyes, and fixed them lovingly on him, and rays of warmth and comfort seemed to go from them to his heart; and, as if wafted on the music, she seemed to rise on shining wings, from which flakes and spangles of gold fell off like stars, and she was gone.
Some vague figures approached through the gloom, swinging an old-fashioned tin lantern that freckled the ground with innumerable little spangles of light.
And there were lovely horses and animals in cages, and clowns on horseback; and at the very end came a little red and gold chariot drawn by two ponies, and in it, sitting on a velvet cushion, was the snake charmer, all dressed in satin and spangles.
The car was twice or, perhaps, three times as large as the former ones, and in front and on the sides stood twelve more penitents, all as white as snow and all with lighted tapers, a spectacle to excite fear as well as wonder; and on a raised throne was seated a nymph draped in a multitude of silver-tissue veils with an embroidery of countless gold spangles glittering all over them, that made her appear, if not richly, at least brilliantly, apparelled.
She must, and she shall, be painted to the life, from the topmost flower in her hat down to the silver spangles on her slippers.
Josy and Joeykin, all skirts and spangles, were with us by this time, for they had been invited to tea.
In the center was a large emerald-green star, and all over the four quarters were sewn spangles that glittered beautifully in the sunshine.
He exchanges new lamps for old, the spangles of illusion for the drabs of reality, and in the end cheats all who traffic with him.