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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ In front of the bejewelled image was a large box for offerings.
▪ The decoration is lavish as befits a bejewelled reliquary writ large.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Bejewel \Be*jew"el\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bejeweled or Bejewelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Bejeweling or Bejewelling.] To ornament with a jewel or with jewels; to spangle. ``Bejeweled hands.''
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vb. (en-past of: bejewel)


adj. covered with beads or jewels or sequins [syn: beaded, beady, bejeweled, bespangled, gemmed, jeweled, jewelled, sequined, spangled, spangly]

  1. v. adorn or decorate with precious stones; "jeweled dresses" [syn: jewel]

  2. [also: bejewelling, bejewelled]


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Usage examples of "bejewelled".

Old Edward showed them into the main hall, filled with bemedalled diplomats and bejewelled ladies.

Sharn was dressed in kidskin riding breeches of Lincoln green, jackboots with bejewelled high heels and spurs, and a balloon-sleeved shirt of fawn-coloured georgette, open to the navel to show off the regal chest-pelt and ventilate the regal armpits.

Those holy eyes of tile were accustomed to gaze upon victorious generals, dignified Patriarchs, and the bejewelled ambassadors from the Persian court, not disreputable little—merchants.

He stared at a row of women’s velvet slippers, red, blue, yellow, pink, beaded and bejewelled, for twelve hundred lire.

The schooner crept inshore, gliding over the shallows where the water was like that of a mountain stream, so clear that they could make out every detail of the reef thirty feet down and watch the shoals of coral fish below like bejewelled clouds through the crystal waters.

In Bloodblade's Aglirta—yes, the rumors are true, may we always meet in pleasant peace—there'll be no more such bejewelled parasites bleeding you white with taxes.

Murdo filled his gaze with the glimmering objects: cups and bowls, plates and platters, armbands and bracelets, bejewelled chests and chalices, caskets, and boxes, necklaces, diadem, and chains of all kinds in heavy gold and fine silver.

But the real coup de theatre was when Rannaldini, Rachel and Marigold, singing the most ravishing three-part arrangement of 'We Three Kings', cantered in on their splendid bejewelled horses.

Other things, even closer to perfect muteness, their animating spirit departed: a hand-carved table that had sat in a corner of the Kai's sleeping chamber, the oil lamp from the niche in the stone wall, a sequence of ear ornaments, each wrapped in feather-edged paper, each more elaborate and bejewelled than the one before, all of them signifying the mortal woman's ascent through the hierarchy of her people's faith.

My cigar was set afire by a friction match after the ritual circumcision with a bejewelled cutter.

They were hooped, and furbelowed, and shod, and white-collard, and bejewelled.

Her hair, ringletted, bejewelled and feathered, crowned an ethereal and sensuous beauty that dazzled Lord John.

There was Martha Naaktgeboren, superbitch and undisputed star of the show, on screen in all her bejewelled glory, looking as radiant as an artificial coal fire turned full on.

Soon the bejewelled procession will be clear of the old district and will be visible riding this way over the old stone road that transects the mile of desert between old Cairo and the Citadel.

Harry and Debbie joined the bejewelled and unco-ordinated mob on the dancefloor.