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

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 Conversely, Tom & Jerry likely would have been doomed in any circumstance, making its $100 million global gross (on an $80 million budget) appear comparatively miraculous. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 2 Nov. 2021 Given Iceland’s historical string of catastrophes, historians have sometimes called the country’s survival miraculous. Brad Leithauser, WSJ, 28 May 2021 Amid the destruction, there are also some tales of miraculous survival. Washington Post, 20 Dec. 2021 By standing outside of time, Pee-wee invites you to see the world differently, to witness the miraculous in the mundane. Dan Sinker, The Atlantic, 18 Dec. 2021 There is always a stranger — the one who has nothing but a stone — and some manner of village, with villagers who at first refuse the stranger but who then, finally, make their own contribution to the miraculous, tasty, satisfying end. New York Times, 15 Dec. 2021 After Nason Coleman made an incredible catch in the back of the end zone while blanketed by defenders for a touchdown, Chandler's defense did the rest closing out a miraculous 27-21 victory that kept the Wolves' season alive. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 11 Dec. 2021 My mother then heated this miraculous concoction, ladled it over the perfectly crispy chips and sprinkled cheese on top. Steve Lopez Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 11 Dec. 2021 Concrete is ancient, ubiquitous, and still miraculous. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 4 Dec. 2021

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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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“Miraculous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miraculous. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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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

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miraculously adverb

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