awe·​struck | \ -ˌstrək How to pronounce awestruck (audio) \
variants: or less commonly awestricken \ -​ˌstri-​kən How to pronounce awestricken (audio) \

Definition of awestruck

: filled with awe

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Examples of awestruck in a Sentence

Awestruck admiration showed on her face. They were awestruck by the sheer size of the project.

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The moment America heard the 14-year-old English singer's Janis Joplin-esque pipes, the country was awestruck. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'AGT' Star Courtney Hadwin's Time on the Show Was More Controversial Than People Realize," 14 Jan. 2019 In early August, Kate and Laura Mulleavy stood awestruck in front of a giant board filled with pictures. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "In Honor of Rodarte’s First Retrospective, the Designers Remember Their Favorite Collections," 11 Nov. 2018 She was escorted back to the main stage by a pair of awestruck fans who were repaid with a selfie. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Shania Twain brings her country-pop dazzle to Houston," 10 June 2018 Paulson’s powerful delivery rendered the crowd silent and awestruck. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Sarah Paulson, Junot Díaz, and More Told Stories at the Literacy Partners Gala," 15 Mar. 2018 But Ovechkin’s pucks often trick netminders into covering the wrong quadrant, leaving a parade of sagged shoulders and awestruck admirers in their wake. Alex Prewitt,, "'It Just Moves Like Crazy': The Deception and Motion of Alex Ovechkin's Shot," 13 Mar. 2018 Arthur followed the project closely, and Gevers had been awestruck by his intelligence. Gideon Lewis-kraus, WIRED, "The Blockchain: A Love Story—And a Horror Story," 18 June 2018 The Most Reverend Michael Curry's powerful sermon about love and hope at the royal wedding left members of the royal family completely awestruck (see: Zara Phillips' face). Eileen Reslen, Town & Country, "Bishop Michael Curry Reveals His First Thoughts After Giving That Powerful Royal Wedding Sermon," 22 May 2018 Although the musical itself wasn't nominated, Hughes was still awestruck being under the same roof with talented performers and legends. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Brookfield Central graduate, and 'Frozen' musical star, just had his show nominated for 3 Tony Awards," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of awestruck

1634, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of awestruck was in 1634

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English Language Learners Definition of awestruck

: filled with feelings of fear and wonder : filled with awe


awe·​struck | \ ˈȯ-ˌstrək How to pronounce awestruck (audio) \

Kids Definition of awestruck

: filled with awe Her first visit to the big city left her awestruck.

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to form ideas or theories about something

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