Definition of glorious
Examples of glorious in a Sentence
He had a long and glorious military career.
The old ruins give only a hint of the city's glorious past.
The government has described the battle as a glorious victory.
Our room had a glorious view of the mountains.
Recent Examples of glorious from the Web
There were still flashes of the glorious old New Orleans, with its music and culture and occasional success stories, but the trend line was still heading downward, right up until the time that Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.
Our glorious spring is winding down and transitioning to summer.
Our family spent many a rainy, cold spring day and glorious summer afternoon or evening sitting on the bleachers.
Stone fruits such as nectarines, cherries and peaches marry beautifully with bourbon; lime, ripe melons and mezcal can make for glorious margaritas; strawberries and Campari match up in color and complement each other’s flavors perfectly.
In just a few glorious minutes, Fallon and Timberlake tackled LL Cool J, N.W.A, the Beastie Boys, Drake, Salt-N-Pepa, DJ Jazzy Jeff, the Fresh Prince, R. Kelly and so, so many more.
Mebane was a beloved member on the Seahawks’ Super Bowl-winning defense, and part of it was because of his glorious belly-roll sack dance.
His Glorious moniker and entrance music are big hits.
Take a look at the food, glorious food that will be served right after the Academy Awards ceremony.
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Origin and Etymology of glorious
Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French glorios, from Latin gloriosus glorious, vainglorious, from gloria
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of glorious
GLORIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of glorious for English Language Learners
: having or deserving glory, fame, or honor
: very beautiful or delightful
GLORIOUS Defined for Kids
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