2. any small, bright object that glitters
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈspangled or ˈspangling
3. to cover or decorate with spangles or other bright objects
4. to glitter with or as with spangles
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Derived forms spangly (ˈspangly)
adjectiveWord forms: ˈspanglier or ˈspangliest
Word origin of 'spangle'
dim. of spang,
a buckle, clasp < OE, akin to Ger spange:
for IE base see span1