Definition of spangle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

spangle

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈspæŋɡl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspæŋɡl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they spangle
BrE BrE//ˈspæŋɡl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspæŋɡl//
 
he / she / it spangles
BrE BrE//ˈspæŋɡlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspæŋɡlz//
 
past simple spangled
BrE BrE//ˈspæŋɡld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspæŋɡld//
 
past participle spangled
BrE BrE//ˈspæŋɡld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspæŋɡld//
 
-ing form spangling
BrE BrE//ˈspæŋɡlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspæŋɡlɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] spangle something (with something) to cover or to decorate something with small pieces of something shiny see also Star-Spangled Banner Word Origin late Middle English: diminutive from obsolete spang ‘glittering ornament’, from Middle Dutch spange ‘buckle’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: spangle

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