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.

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No update on his recovery was provided in court Monday, though his parents described it as miraculous. CBS News, "Man who threw 5-year-old boy off Mall of America balcony sentenced to 19 years," 3 June 2019 Bertie made a seemingly miraculous recovery a few weeks later, prompting Victoria to undertake a public thanksgiving service—her first official state ceremonial appearance in ten years. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "How Did Queen Victoria's Husband Prince Albert Die?," 4 Mar. 2019 Anikeeva’s climbing friend had a miraculous recovery, by the way. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "The Heroes of Science Who Are Unlocking the Brain," 3 Oct. 2018 Relatives said there was never any indication of extreme beliefs, though the family’s faith had intensified after one its members — 45-year-old Lalit — had made a miraculous recovery after a plank of plywood fell on his head more than a decade ago. Vidhi Doshi, Washington Post, "Death of 11 family members in India may be ritual ‘mass suicide,’ police say," 3 July 2018 From Kyle Schwarber’s miraculous recovery to Jason Heyward’s rain delay speech, the Cubs needed every resource to complete Epstein’s ultimate mission in five seasons. Mark Gonzales, chicagotribune.com, "Sorry White Sox fans, but there's no guarantee your rebuild will turn out like the Cubs'," 10 May 2018 On the flip side, however, Crystal Palace securing all three points guarantees them Premier League football next season; a miraculous recovery, given the start to their campaign. SI.com, "Stoke Become the First Club Relegated Premier League This Season as Crystal Palace Secure Safety," 5 May 2018 Mid-distance runner Gabe Grunewald makes a miraculous recovery. oregonlive.com, "On Track Town, Cravon Gillespie, Jessica Hull and the NCAA Chamionships: Oregon track & field rundown," 4 June 2019 The before and after of Penelope's recovery is pretty miraculous. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "9 "Riverdale" Plot Holes That Will Keep You Up at Night," 3 May 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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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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