splen·​dif·​er·​ous | \ splen-ˈdi-f(ə-)rəs How to pronounce splendiferous (audio) \

Definition of splendiferous

: extraordinarily or showily impressive

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Other Words from splendiferous

splendiferously adverb
splendiferousness noun

Examples of splendiferous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Second Reich, styled as heir to the Holy Roman Empire, was revived at the Versailles Palace, a splendiferous symbol of French glory. Josef Joffe, WSJ, "Germany’s Shift From Wolf to Lamb," 30 Oct. 2020 Wear your fanciest duds to this splendiferous gathering for Fancy Nancy fans. chicagotribune.com, "Calendar: Learn how to prepare for job interviews Tuesday in Lake Forest," 21 July 2019 Go instead for the exquisite acting, the splendiferous set — and a bellyful of laughs. Joanne Engelhardt, The Mercury News, "Theater review: Lots of reasons to experience ‘Archduke’," 13 June 2019 Near the garden is an extraordinary couture dress by Ms. Chiuri and Mr. Piccioli for Valentino; its metal-thread embroidery translates Cranach’s Adam and Eve, and its flora and fauna, into splendiferous ornament. Jason Farago, New York Times, "‘Heavenly Bodies’ Brings the Fabric of Faith to the Met," 9 May 2018 After owning the weekend with the splendiferous events around their Alta Moda and Alta Sartoria collections, designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana wanted to have some fun, let their hair down, and sit at the kids’ table. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Dolce & Gabbana Brings the Millennial Revolution to Mercer Street," 12 Apr. 2018 Okja begins with a splendiferous introduction to its title character. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Netflix’s Okja Is a Must-See Fable About a Super-Pig," 28 June 2017

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First Known Use of splendiferous

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for splendiferous

splendor + -i- + -ferous

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The first known use of splendiferous was in 1843

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“Splendiferous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/splendiferous. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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