Examples of gorgeous in a Sentence
- The difference in appearance can be dramatic, as I saw on a visit to the small, modern factory where Pineider prints its stationery, in a gorgeous part of Tuscany near Florence and bordering Chianti. —Corby Kummer, Atlantic, May 2001
- In the Arlberg … my wife and I were taken to the most perfect dinner by an elderly Viennese couple and their gorgeous young daughter, whom we had met in Washington. —Geoffrey Wolff, Granta, Autumn 1990
- Banks of gorgeous flowers were on every hand, and birds with rare and brilliant plumage sang and fluttered in the trees and bushes. —L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 1900
Your baby is absolutely gorgeous!
sunsets in Hawaii are just gorgeous
Recent Examples of gorgeous from the Web
What’s gorgeous is that in the room next door, in the room down the hall, there are other ballets being made, all at the same moment.
The white pear trees that were in beautiful bloom a few weeks ago were gorgeous.
Of course, making a gorgeous gown isn't just as easy as dreaming it up; there is so much more that goes into it.
The visual world Garland conjures is likewise remarkable, a cunning commingling of the familiar and fantastic, the gorgeous and grotesque.
Eugenie's gorgeous ruby and diamond ring resembles her mother's, which was designed by her father, Prince Andrew.
And the second is given to Neptune's Daughters' Honorary Grand Marshal Aubreigh Nicholas, who set aside the challenges of brain cancer to illuminate the Civic Center in a gorgeous red gown.
The gorgeous, golden yellow spice has a pungent flavor reminiscent of peppers and ginger and a rich culinary history in India.
Though gorgeous, those intricate flakes are not optimal for sport.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'gorgeous.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Did You Know?
In the late Middle Ages many women wore a type of headdress—called a wimple in English—that surrounded the neck and head, leaving only the face uncovered. The word gorgias, from gorge, meaning “throat,” was the French name for the part of the headdress that covered the throat and shoulders. In time it also came to be used as a name for the entire garment. A beautiful headdress was so much the mark of a fashionable lady that Gorgias then became an adjective meaning “elegant” or “fond of dress.” Borrowed into English as gorgayse and then gorgeous, the word gradually took on the meaning of “beautiful” that it has today.
aesthetic (also esthetic), attractive, beauteous, beautiful, comely, cute, drop-dead, fair, fetching, good, good-looking, goodly, handsome, knockout, lovely, lovesome, pretty, ravishing, seemly, sightly, stunning, taking, well-favored;
abhorrent, abominable, bad, disagreeable, disgusting, dreadful, foul, frightful, ghastly, horrible, loathsome, nasty, nauseating, objectionable, offensive, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting, shocking, sickening, terrible, vile;
Synonym Discussion of gorgeous
- the wedding was a splendid occasion
- resplendent in her jewelry
- a gorgeous red dress
- a glorious sunset
- a vision of sublime beauty
- her singing was superb
GORGEOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gorgeous for English Language Learners
: very beautiful or attractive
: very enjoyable or pleasant
GORGEOUS Defined for Kids
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up gorgeous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).