awe·​struck | \ ˈȯ-ˌstrək How to pronounce awestruck (audio) \
variants: or less commonly awestricken \ ˈȯ-​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.
Recent Examples on the Web What the Rosa Parks exhibit looks like Visitors to the nation's capital will already be awestruck by the Library of Congress's striking exterior, featuring tall columns and statues of mermaids. David Oliver, USA TODAY, "'Human, vulnerable and perfect': New Rosa Parks exhibit shines light on civil rights legend," 5 Dec. 2019 Hall arrived with his fiancee, son and daughter who seemed awestruck by the turnout of dozens of people. Peter Marteka,, "Glastonbury welcomes Army veteran to his new home on the ‘greatest day of my life’," 20 Nov. 2019 Star Katee Sackhoff, who is also a producer on the show, says that Blair shared her diagnosis with her privately, and was awestruck by her frankness and strength in handling it. Kara Warner,, "How Selma Blair's Another Life Cast Supported Her Throughout Show After She Revealed MS Diagnosis," 25 July 2019 Open mic night on Wednesdays will often leave you awestruck. Los Angeles Times, "Letters: More great places to eat in Hawaii," 18 Oct. 2019 That would be the only time Jan ever saw her daughter completely awestruck. Jacob Feldman,, "Kelley Lynch Wins Gatorade's 2019 National Female Athlete of the Year," 10 July 2019 Jonas seems awestruck by her presence, and extremely affected by her touch. Abbey Maxbauer,, "R29 Binge Club: Netflix's Dark Season 2 Recap," 25 June 2019 And now, a fourth: Beyoncé watched her perform, looking absolutely awestruck, and is there anyone more impressive to impress than Queen Bey?! Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Beyoncé Loved Lizzo's Made in America Performance and Lizzo Is Freaking Out," 2 Sep. 2019 Also in the mix are some not very funny comic bits featuring a perpetually awestruck character named Mr. Wow (Andrey Kislitsin), who at one point engages in a loopy battle with malfunctioning washing machines. Washington Post, "In ‘Volta,’ Cirque du Soleil riffs on street sports," 29 July 2019

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First Known Use of awestruck

1634, in the meaning defined above

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13 Dec 2019

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“Awestruck.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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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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