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
In addition to the gorgeous displays of orchids in the show, there will be vendors selling a wide variety of plants and orchid growing products.
Create an Inviting Lounge Space Café Royal’s Library Bar is an intimate drinking venue in London’s Soho neighborhood with a gorgeous curved marble bar.
The newest player is Paris Baguette Cafe, specializing in delicious, gorgeous baked goods and toasted sandwiches, some imaginative, some not so much.
The lastest from the Gibsons Group will be this high-end Italian-accented contemporary steak and seafood restaurant in the gorgeous River Point office tower, at the junction of the Chicago River's North and South branches.
Swift little falcons, intense Cooper’s hawks, gorgeous northern harriers, long-eared owls and bald eagles by the dozen come here to feed on voles and other small rodents.
This walnut model is both a workhorse and a gorgeous addition to your kitchen.
The gorgeous pool and hot tub provide a great place for relaxing during the upcoming Texas summer months.
Use bronze shades on your eyes, cheeks, and lips to create a gorgeous, monochromatic bombshell effect.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of gorgeous
Middle English gorgeouse, from Middle French gorgias elegant, perhaps from gorgias wimple, from gorge throat
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of gorgeous
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
Definition of gorgeous for Students
: very beautiful
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