marvelous

adjective
mar·​vel·​ous | \ ˈmärv-(ə-)ləs \
variants: or 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 adverb
marvelousness 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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The Department of Transportation ruled in 2015 that airlines aren't legally obligated to honor mistake fares, although rescinding the seemingly marvelous deals will almost certainly spark a customer uproar. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Airline Prices $16,000 Luxury Flight at $675 After 'Ticketing Error' on New Year's Day," 2 Jan. 2019 Kissed with heat and honey, and finished with a cheesy crisp, these babies are made marvelous with a few simple tricks. Mallorie Sullivan, Cincinnati.com, "Fourth of July food: Here are 9 last-minute recipes your guests will love," 3 July 2018 As New York Magazine’s celebrated design editor, Goodman has had the privilege of touring some of the world’s most marvelous homes. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "In Her New Book, Wendy Goodman Asks May I Come In? Thankfully, a Lot of People Said Yes," 4 Oct. 2018 Spain has a tradition of marvelous, symbolic still-life paintings, portraying luscious melons, silvery fish, ready-to-eat fruits and vegetables, along with everyday items like vessels and books. Judith H. Dobrzynski, WSJ, "‘Spain: 500 Years of Spanish Painting From the Museums of Madrid’ Review: A Visual Heritage Tour," 3 July 2018 The funniest, the brightest, the most marvelous, the most loving, the center of every party. Elizabeth Gilbert, Good Housekeeping, "Cook's Heaven," 6 Mar. 2012 The Klingons have hair again (fans did not care for the bald look), and the marvelous Michelle Yeoh returns as the former ruler of the Terran Empire, Philippa Georgiou—or perhaps an evil Mirror version. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "New trailer for Star Trek: Discovery S2 gives us a young bearded Spock," 9 Oct. 2018 That is to say, from Diego Costa, whose marvelous individual work created his first goal—yes, there was contact with Pepe, but Pepe embellished it—and who finished an old-fashioned set-piece sequence for his second. Grant Wahl, SI.com, "Cristiano Ronaldo Hat Trick, Heroics Cap Drama-Packed Day 2 at 2018 World Cup," 15 June 2018 Also on Filmstruck — but leaving the service June 9, so hurry! — the marvelous works of documentary restorer/collagist Bill Morrison, whose specialty is the art of celluloid decay. Ty Burr, BostonGlobe.com, "A guide to on-demand treasures," 31 May 2018

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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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