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marvel

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noun mar·vel \ˈmär-vəl\

Definition of marvel

  1. 1 :  one that causes wonder or astonishment her talent is a marvel to behold … with that marvel of architecture before our eyes … — Martha Kean

  2. 2 :  intense surprise or interest :  astonishment … his voice filled with marvel … — Mordecai Richler

Examples of marvel in a Sentence

  1. that new electric car really is a marvel

Recent Examples of marvel from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of marvel

Middle English mervel, from Anglo-French merveille, from Late Latin mirabilia marvels, from Latin, neuter plural of mirabilis wonderful, from mirari to wonder


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verb mar·vel

Definition of marvel

marveled

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marvelled

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marveling

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marvelling

play \ˈmärv-liŋ, ˈmär-və-\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to become filled with surprise, wonder, or amazed curiosity marveled at the magician's skill

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to feel astonishment or perplexity at or about marveled that they had escaped

Examples of marvel in a Sentence

  1. The doctors marveled that anyone could recover so quickly.

Recent Examples of marvel from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of marvel

see 1marvel


MARVEL Defined for English Language Learners

marvel

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Definition of marvel for English Language Learners

  • : someone or something that is extremely good, skillful, etc. : a wonderful or marvelous person or thing

marvel

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Definition of marvel for English Language Learners

  • : to feel great surprise, wonder, or admiration


MARVEL Defined for Kids

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marvel

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noun mar·vel \ˈmär-vəl\

Definition of marvel for Students

  1. :  something that causes wonder or astonishment


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marvel

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verb mar·vel

Definition of marvel for Students

marveled

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marvelled

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marveling

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marvelling

  1. :  to feel astonishment or wonder I had never seen such beautiful illustrations … I turned the pages, marveling. — Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchanted



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