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

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 Those that were around prior to the advent of being able to directly walk onto an aircraft for an airborne trip were inevitably awestruck with the reality of being able to fly. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 12 June 2022 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, 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, 11 Feb. 2020 The giant rock formations of Labyrinth and Stillwater Canyons will keep you awestruck. Popular Science, 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, 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, 11 Nov. 2019 The giant rock formations of Labyrinth and Stillwater Canyons will keep you awestruck. Popular Science, 1 Jan. 2020 Moller threw on his gear and provided a target for Archer as dozens of awestruck youngsters looked on. Richard Morin, azcentral, 19 Jan. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of awestruck

1637, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jun 2022

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“Awestruck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/awestruck. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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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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