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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 Darren seems buoyed by a generous spirit, a well of joy that feels downright miraculous. Washington Post, "Mateo Askaripour’s ‘Black Buck’ is an irresistible comic novel about the tenacity of racism in corporate America," 4 Jan. 2021 To get through it unbeaten, with a prestigious bowl game at hand, seemed nearly miraculous for the San Jose State football team. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "One last setback for San Jose State football, and it was a crusher," 31 Dec. 2020 The world's scientists have completed their miraculous mission of developing a COVID-19 vaccine. Star Tribune, "A dose of transparency on COVID vaccine," 29 Dec. 2020 On in relief of Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick delivered a 26-25 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders with a miraculous completion on Saturday night. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Ryan Fitzpatrick relieves Tua Tagovailoa, delivers win for Dolphins," 27 Dec. 2020 Mize chipped in from 160 feet away on the second playoff hole for his miraculous win. sun-sentinel.com, "Hall of Fame golfer and Jupiter Island resident Greg Norman says he has been hospitalized with COVID-19," 26 Dec. 2020 Had all of the departments and agencies in the U.S. government been on autopilot, this miraculous development would never have happened. Graham T. Allison, WSJ, "Who Made the Vaccine Possible? Not WHO," 23 Dec. 2020 Below them on Earth, theologians and popes debate the miraculous properties of the Sacrament contained in the vessel on the altar. History Magazine, "The Renaissance 'Prince of Painters' made a big impact in his short life," 22 Dec. 2020 Nineteenth-century Southerners believed that, much like Jesus’s miraculous resurrection, there would come a day when the Confederacy rose again, albeit not though chattel slavery. Audrey Farley, The New Republic, "The Conservative War Against the Black Church," 21 Dec. 2020

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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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11 Jan 2021

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“Miraculous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miraculous. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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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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