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[bih-dek] /bɪˈdɛk/
verb (used with object)
to deck out; adorn, especially in a showy or gaudy manner.
1560-70; be- + deck
Related forms
unbedecked, adjective
array, decorate, ornament; beautify, enhance. Unabridged
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  • His camper is bedecked with stadium lights that are always on, and hung with mysterious bundles of herbs.
  • Even the goats, ubiquitous on the streets, are bedecked in party colours.
  • Instead, the data pointing to the new idea are typically equivocal, open to reinterpretation and bedecked with large error bars.
  • Many are bedecked in badges, festooned in ribbons of momentary authority.
  • They are typically bedecked with steep roofs, steeples, and domes and their fenestration is usually quite ornate.
  • bedecked with feathers, sequins and ribbons, these party hats are the perfect accessories for birthdays.
  • Its frieze, bedecked with bowed festoons, is a particularly handsome one.
  • Flower-bedecked refreshment tables were covered with things good to eat and drink.
  • The busts of tho ancient philosophers were bedecked with gaudy neckties or red, white and blue.
British Dictionary definitions for bedecked


(transitive) to cover with decorations; adorn
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for bedecked



1560s, from be- + deck (v.). Related: Bedecked; bedecking.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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