miraculous

adjective

mi·​rac·​u·​lous mə-ˈra-kyə-ləs How to pronounce miraculous (audio)
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
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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Word History

Etymology

Middle English myraclous, borrowed from Middle French miraculeus, borrowed from Medieval Latin mīrāculōsus, from Late Latin mīrāculum miracle + Latin -ōsus -ose entry 1

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of miraculous was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Miraculous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miraculous. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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miraculous

adjective
mi·​rac·​u·​lous mə-ˈrak-yə-ləs How to pronounce miraculous (audio)
1
: of the nature of a miracle : supernatural
2
: suggesting a miracle : marvelous
3
: working or able to work miracles
miraculously adverb

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