mi·rac·u·lous | \mə-ˈra-kyə-ləs \

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.

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For now, such an outcome would be as miraculous as finding a SWAT vehicle filled with Cup O' Noodles in the midst of a zombie apocalypse; not impossible, but certainly improbable. Josh Wigler, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Fear the Walking Dead' Finally Answers Kim Dickens' Fate," 10 June 2018 Here’s everything to know about Shoaf’s miraculous escape and life after imprisonment. Rose Minutaglio, Country Living, "Lifetime's 'Girl in the Bunker' Revisits Elizabeth Shoaf Kidnapping. Here's What Really Happened.," 7 May 2018 Then something seemingly miraculous happened: Rosenstein heard him playing the piano. Laura Klairmont, CNN, "'The 5th Dementia': A Parkinson's patient rocks out for his health," 15 Mar. 2018 After landing in a trap well left of the fairway on the 35th hole, not even a miraculous slice could keep Mason, a former pro, from squaring things with just one hole to play. Mitchell Gladstone, Philly.com, "Manasquan River's Jeremy Wall wins 118th Philadelphia Amateur crown," 16 June 2018 The book recounts the glorious career of Greg LeMond, probably the greatest American cyclist of the modern era, climaxing with his comeback from near death and miraculous victory at the 1989 Tour de France. Daniel De Vise, Chicago Reader, "How two Belgian boys became the youngest kids to bike across the U.S.—in 1935," 21 June 2018 However, any further would be miraculous consider the likely level of opposition in either Spain or Portugal. SI.com, "2018 FIFA World Cup Team Preview: Analysing Saudi Arabia's Chances at the Tournament," 30 May 2018 Ronald Wilmoth’s recovery has been, by all measures, miraculous. Marc Daalder, Detroit Free Press, "Motorcyclist who needed lung transplant welcomed home after road trip," 29 June 2018 If Guardiola is to seek inspiration in terms of a miraculous comeback, then United set him an example last Saturday of how quickly a match can turn on its head. Kieran Canning, chicagotribune.com, "Guardiola dreams of miracle, Klopp of holding City at bay," 10 Apr. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of miraculous

: very wonderful or amazing like a miracle


mi·rac·u·lous | \mə-ˈra-kyə-ləs \

Kids Definition of miraculous

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

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