mi·​rac·​u·​lous | \ mə-ˈra-kyə-ləs How to pronounce miraculous (audio) \

Definition of miraculous

1 : of the nature of a miracle : supernatural a miraculous event
2 : suggesting a miracle : marvelous proof of a miraculous memoryTime He made a miraculous recovery after the accident.
3 : working or able to work miracles miraculous power

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Other Words from miraculous

miraculously adverb
miraculousness noun

Examples of miraculous in a Sentence

He made a miraculous recovery after the accident. Her memory is nothing short of miraculous.
Recent Examples on the Web The selfless work that Marion and her volunteers do for the community is nothing short of miraculous. Carmina Danini, ExpressNews.com, "Blessed Angels nonprofit helps San Antonians and area residents of all ages with food, school supplies, clothing and love," 24 Dec. 2019 After the attack, Landen continued to make great strides in his recovery, which doctors stopped short of calling miraculous. Karen Mizoguchi, PEOPLE.com, "Boy, 5, Thrown Off Mall of America Balcony Is Back in School and Walking 'Perfectly,' Family Says," 23 Nov. 2019 Given the comparative infancy of genetics, the recent emergence of home DNA testing kits seems nothing short of miraculous. Miguel Burger-calderon, Quartz, "DNA test kits threaten kids’ privacy in ways we can’t understand yet," 22 Nov. 2019 Chief among them: What miraculous thing are these men expecting to discover way out there beyond the beyond? Taylor Antrim, Vogue, "Is Ad Astra the Most Emo Space Movie Ever Made?," 19 Sep. 2019 While the Archdiocese of Chicago has investigated some of these instances, the church has declined to call them miraculous. Kori Rumore, chicagotribune.com, "Nine times people in Chicago saw the Virgin Mary: 'A sort of tangible, visible encounter with the divine'," 12 Sep. 2019 It's been five years since the City of Detroit emerged from a municipal bankruptcy deemed by many to be a near-miraculous success. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit's bankruptcy left lives of ordinary residents untouched, author says," 5 Dec. 2019 Reporter Hannah Drown closes out the podcast with the story of what her father’s doctor’s are calling his miraculous recovery from heart and lung issues that seemed certain to be mortal. cleveland, "Groundbreaking work on saving babies, Ohio drivers skipping REAL ID licenses and a medical miracle: This Week in the CLE," 7 Nov. 2019 Soon after, a mysterious woman offers Clara a miraculous cure, though her mother is forced to repay the deed by killing a stranger in exchange for the young girl’s life. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, "Serpents, venom, and murder haunt Carmen Ejogo in wild Rattlesnake trailer," 10 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of miraculous

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for miraculous

Middle English myraclous, borrowed from Middle French miraculeus, borrowed from Medieval Latin mīrāculōsus, from Late Latin mīrāculum miracle + Latin -ōsus -ose entry 1

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5 Jan 2020

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“Miraculous.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miraculous. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of miraculous

: very wonderful or amazing like a miracle


mi·​rac·​u·​lous | \ mə-ˈra-kyə-ləs How to pronounce miraculous (audio) \

Kids Definition of miraculous

: being or being like a miracle : very wonderful or amazing a miraculous recovery

Other Words from miraculous

miraculously adverb

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