marvelous

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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

marvelously

adverb

marvelousness

noun

Examples of marvelous in a Sentence

  1. We had a marvelous time at the party.

  2. He has a marvelous way with children.

  3. The weather was simply marvelous.

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First Known Use of marvelous

14th century


MARVELOUS Defined for English Language Learners

marvelous

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Definition of marvelous for English Language Learners

  • : extremely good or enjoyable


MARVELOUS Defined for Kids

marvelous

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

Definition of marvelous for Students

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

marvelously

adverb


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