stun·​ner | \ ˈstə-nər How to pronounce stunner (audio) \

Definition of stunner

: one that stuns or is stunning

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Examples of stunner in a Sentence

His wife is a real stunner. The jury's decision was a stunner.
Recent Examples on the Web Asprilla’s previous one was a bicycle kick stunner in 2021, and his latest was a header in the 71st minute that propelled the Portland Timbers to a 2-1 victory over San Jose on Saturday night at Providence Park. oregonlive, 23 July 2022 In that appearance, Kevin Owens gave Paul a stunner that made for a viral moment. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, 30 June 2022 Even in its early build, Diablo IV looks to be an atmospheric stunner. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 14 June 2022 The May 18 market stunner was spurred in large part by disappointing earnings and forecasts reported by the nation’s largest retailers, Walmart and Target. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 25 May 2022 With more than 20,000 reviews and a nearly perfect rating, this ultra-flattering dress is a popular stunner. Karla Pope, Woman's Day, 24 May 2022 One overhead shot toward the end, of a breakwater road slicing through the middle of a magnificent physical setting, is an absolute stunner. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 May 2022 Another stunner that shoppers are already swooning over is the Rivera Midi Dress. Ariel Scotti,, 8 July 2022 Compositionally, this shot of a narrow, penumbral domestic space is a stunner. New York Times, 23 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of stunner

1829, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stunner was in 1829

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28 Jul 2022

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“Stunner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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