noun \ˈmär-vəl\

: someone or something that is extremely good, skillful, etc. : a wonderful or marvelous person or thing

Full Definition of MARVEL

:  one that causes wonder or astonishment <her talent is a marvel to behold>
:  intense surprise or interest :  astonishment

Examples of MARVEL

  1. <that new electric car really is a marvel>

Origin of MARVEL

Middle English mervel, from Anglo-French merveille, from Late Latin mirabilia marvels, from Latin, neuter plural of mirabilis wonderful, from mirari to wonder
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with MARVEL



: to feel great surprise, wonder, or admiration

mar·veled or mar·velledmar·vel·ing or mar·vel·ling \ˈmärv-liŋ, ˈmär-və-\

Full Definition of MARVEL

intransitive verb
:  to become filled with surprise, wonder, or amazed curiosity <marveled at the magician's skill>
transitive verb
:  to feel astonishment or perplexity at or about <marveled that they had escaped>

Examples of MARVEL

  1. The doctors marveled that anyone could recover so quickly.

First Known Use of MARVEL

14th century


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