awestruck

adjective
awe·​struck | \ ˈȯ-ˌstrək How to pronounce awestruck (audio) \
variants: or less commonly awestricken \ ˈȯ-​ˌstri-​kən How to pronounce awestruck (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.
Recent Examples on the Web As moviegoers are awestruck by the makeovers, Baker wants audiences to remember how makeup is always just one component to bringing a character to life. Thatiana Diaz, refinery29.com, "Charlize Theron’s Megyn Kelly Transformation Just Won Bombshell An Oscar," 10 Feb. 2020 Even Chrissy Teigen, verifiable superstar in her own right, is too awestruck by Queen Bey to speak to her! Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Chrissy Teigen Said She Was Too Nervous to Talk to Beyoncé at Her Oscars After-Party," 11 Feb. 2020 The giant rock formations of Labyrinth and Stillwater Canyons will keep you awestruck. Popular Science, "The 10 best canoe trips in the U.S. and Canada," 1 Jan. 2020 His plan, local news organizations reported, was to make his way to the Peter and Paul Fortress on Sunday, dressed as Napoleon himself, and romantically take his own life in front of gaping and undoubtedly awestruck tourists. Author: Will Englund, Anchorage Daily News, "Russia’s greatest Napoleonic re-enactor found drunk in a river with the severed arms of his lover in his backpack," 11 Nov. 2019 His plan, local news organizations reported, was to make his way to the Peter and Paul Fortress on Sunday, dressed as Napoleon himself, and romantically take his own life in front of gaping and undoubtedly awestruck tourists. BostonGlobe.com, "Instead, having been fished out of the Moika River early Saturday morning with a backpack containing a woman’s severed arms, he was in the Mariinsky Hospital, still very much alive, but recovering from hypothermia and facing a murder charge.," 11 Nov. 2019 The giant rock formations of Labyrinth and Stillwater Canyons will keep you awestruck. Popular Science, "The 10 best canoe trips in the U.S. and Canada," 1 Jan. 2020 Moller threw on his gear and provided a target for Archer as dozens of awestruck youngsters looked on. Richard Morin, azcentral, "MLB pitcher Chris Archer attends Dream Series event, throws bullpen with high school catcher," 19 Jan. 2020 The thunderous crash of a pheasant taking flight left us awestruck. Matt Wyatt, ExpressNews.com, "Pheasant paradise in Kansas," 2 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of awestruck

1637, in the meaning defined above

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“Awestruck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/awestruck. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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awestruck

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of awestruck

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

awestruck

adjective
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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