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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 ?
Yes; so she's going to wear a white satin gown with gold spangles.
It may be objected that they are not adapted to the daylight, but everybody knows that they would glitter if there were lamps; and nothing can be clearer than that if people give fancy-balls in the day-time, and the dresses do not show quite as well as they would by night, the fault lies solely with the people who give the fancy-balls, and is in no wise chargeable on the spangles.
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.
Some vague figures approached through the gloom, swinging an old-fashioned tin lantern that freckled the ground with innumerable little spangles of light.
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.
Josy and Joeykin, all skirts and spangles, were with us by this time, for they had been invited to tea.
6mm zero spangle skin (250 MPa strength) made of 120 GSM, powder coated, cold rolled sheet for wall and roof sandwich panel, EPS filled sandwich panel thickness 40mm & density 16kg per M3.
Profitable: The SpangleElite's 400-900 spangle per minute makes more designs than any other increasing profit for every minute the machine is running.
Being immiscible with zinc, lead solidifies at the spangle boundaries to produce sites where corrosion cells form in humid climates.
Spangle Tangle kit is designed for children with low vision.
According to judgment, in Kashmiri songs competition, Mohsin Ali & group of Spangle House School System secured first, Hadeeqa & group of Dr AQ Khan School System bagged second, Sheza Abbasi & group of Spangle House System Campus 2 got third and Taram & group of Ability School System remained fourth.