marvelous

adjective
mar·​vel·​ous | \ ˈmärv-(ə-)ləs How to pronounce marvelous (audio) \
variants: or chiefly British marvellous

Definition of marvelous

1 : causing wonder : astonishing the marvelous directional sense of migrating birds
2 : miraculous, supernatural Gothic tales of marvelous and bizarre happenings
3 : of the highest kind or quality : notably superior has a marvelous way with children

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Other Words from marvelous

marvelously or chiefly British marvellously adverb
marvelously inventive sang marvelously
marvelousness or chiefly British marvellousness noun

Examples of marvelous in a Sentence

We had a marvelous time at the party. He has a marvelous way with children. The weather was simply marvelous.
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These marvelous animals filled thousands of niches in nature and ranged in size from creatures smaller than a chicken to 70-ton monsters more than 120 feet from nose to tail tip, the largest beings to have ever walked the earth. John Steele Gordon, WSJ, "‘Dinosaurs Rediscovered’ Review: No Longer Dragging Their Tails," 9 May 2019 That seemingly marvelous process unfolded at FIU this month, as officials installed the 174-foot, 950-ton pedestrian bridge over a weekend. Matt Pearce, latimes.com, "Engineer called to report cracks in Florida bridge days before it collapsed," 17 Mar. 2018 This number that informs every decision by the NBA’s wonkiest team and explains the marvelous season of James Harden is a very specific one: 1.16. Ben Cohen, WSJ, "James Harden Was the Most Valuable Player. Then He Became Invaluable.," 26 Mar. 2019 Her marvelous lyrics, surrealistic fashion statements and stage antics imply confusion, concern and consternation, without a whisper of condescension. Doug Maccash, NOLA.com, "Attention Hangout Fest: Don't you dare miss Tank and the Bangas," 18 May 2018 And how marvelous that the role, magnificently inhabited by Will Von Vogt, has as much depth and complexity as sass. Charles Mcnulty, latimes.com, "Say 'I do' to 'Significant Other,' the rare romantic comedy with depth to match the laughs," 13 Apr. 2018 Earlier in the day, Delevingne not only walked the Chanel runway, but also opened up the show, which featured marvelous pieces from Karl Lagerfeld's final collection. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson Share a Rare PDA Moment on Instagram," 6 Mar. 2019 All along the canals, a marvelous sense of composition, of balance between water, trees, buildings, and sky. Steve King, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why We Keep Going Back to Amsterdam," 24 Dec. 2018 Which could mean a marvelous mozzarella caught her eye! Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Does the Queen Eat Pizza?," 15 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of marvelous

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for marvelous

Middle English merveillous, borrowed from Anglo-French, from merveille marvel entry 1 + -ous -ous

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The first known use of marvelous was in the 14th century

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marvelous

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of marvelous

: extremely good or enjoyable

marvelous

adjective
mar·​vel·​ous
variants: or marvellous \ ˈmär-​və-​ləs \

Kids Definition of marvelous

1 : causing wonder or astonishment marvelous adventures
2 : of the finest kind or quality a marvelous dinner

Other Words from marvelous

marvelously adverb

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