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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More recent aerial views of this place of once miraculous beauty show that it is now reduced to little more than pockmarks amongst the rubble, although some survivals suggest that there is hope for future restoration. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Spends a Week in Qatar and Is Dazzled by Doha," 2 Apr. 2019 But then, something miraculous happened: The presenters were awesome. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "The Most Awkward Moments from the 2019 Oscars," 25 Feb. 2019 And still — still! — James managed to haul the Cavaliers into the finals, which might have been one of his most miraculous feats to date. Scott Cacciola, New York Times, "The N.B.A.’s Decider: How LeBron James Controls Fortunes," 29 June 2018 The wondrous performers included the riveting gospel singer-guitarist Sister Rosetta Tharpe, clarinet wizard Sidney Bechet with his New Orleans Feetwarmers, and—at their peak as a miraculous engine of swing—Count Basie’s ensembles. John Edward Hasse, WSJ, "The Concert That Changed Music History," 24 Dec. 2018 Despite standing above cloud level, Derely still had a miraculous phone signal. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Helicopter Pulls Off Improbable Rescue Mission in the French Alps," 10 Jan. 2019 Considering the aggressive seas and turbulent weather in those parts, simply arriving intact would have been miraculous. Margot Dougherty, WSJ, "In Ireland, a Getaway Far, Far Away," 6 Nov. 2018 In general, though, portable Dark Souls is miraculous. Sam Byford, The Verge, "With Diablo III and Dark Souls for Switch, you never have to leave the dungeon," 2 Nov. 2018 In their statement upon her death, the Obamas affirmed that Franklin’s voice wasn’t just miraculous. Aja Romano, Vox, "The Obamas’ Aretha Franklin tribute is an elegant reminder of how she united us," 16 Aug. 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 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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