Examples of fabulous in a Sentence
I had a fabulous time.
The weather has been fabulous.
He is making fabulous amounts of money.
Recent Examples of fabulous from the Web
Its diverse landscape, artistic treasures and fabulous food make Italy a feast for the soul, offering something for everyone, like a spoonful of good minestrone soup.
A pair of Philly-area divas calling themselves The Sheer Sisters, wearing fabulous outfits and reading to kids?
The Greens may not be fabulous friends of this mayor.
The 1.14 acre lot is completely fenced with a private automatic gate, fabulous pool with a secondary pump for the dramatic waterfall and overfill drain protections.
Alway can bid on her, or some other lucky person will go home with a fabulous horse trained by the remarkable Alway.
That might be hard to believe, considering there’s proof that a good amount of fabulous queens were seen enjoying themselves with the singer and SNL cast member Leslie Jones on the set and the event.
Hundreds of wine lovers will mingle with pinot noir producers from around the world in a series of dinners, seminars and tastings, culminating in a fabulous outdoor salmon bake.
The narcolepsy drug Provigil turns out to make people feel pretty fabulous and is taken as a stimulant.
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The Meaning of Fabulous Before It Meant ‘Great’
Most of us use the word fabulous in an entirely positive sense, with the meaning “wonderful” or “marvelous.” This is an entirely acceptable way to use the word, but it is by no means the sense that fabulous had when it entered the English language: its original meaning was “characteristic of fables” (a fable is “an invented tale”). In that sense, "the fabulous legends of Arabia" refers to legends based upon fable rather than notably excellent legends. The semantic drift that fabulous has undergone is not at all uncommon in language, and we see comparable developments in words of similar in meaning. Fantastic previously meant “of, belonging to, or constituting fantasy”; awesome initially had the sole meaning “expressive of awe” (and many people wish that it still did); and terrific meant “terrible, terrifying” long before it meant “splendid.”
Synonym Discussion of fabulous
FABULOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fabulous for English Language Learners
: very good
: very large in amount or size
: not real : told about in a story
FABULOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of fabulous for Students
1 : extremely good a fabulous trip
2 : very great in amount or size fabulous wealth
3 : told in or based on fable fabulous creatures
fabulouslyadverb a fabulously successful singer
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