stun·​ner | \ ˈstə-nər \

Definition of stunner

: one that stuns or is stunning

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Synonyms for stunner


babe [slang], beauty, beauty queen, cookie (or cooky), cutie (or cutey), dolly bird [British], enchantress, eyeful, fox, goddess, honey, knockout, queen

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Examples of stunner in a Sentence

His wife is a real stunner. The jury's decision was a stunner.

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The Swedish stunner who has been working with Victoria Secret since 2011, was named the lucky model to wear this year's fantasy bra. Ticking off another bucket list item. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Elsa Hosk Will Wear the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra," 6 Nov. 2018 Last year’s Origins was already a genuine visual stunner, and Odyssey ups the ante once more. Daniel Starkey, Ars Technica, "Assassin’s Creed Odyssey," 4 Oct. 2018 Facebook just rolled out 360-degree videos for your newsfeed, and the first poster child is a stunner. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "This Impossibly Cool Star Wars Clip Is Facebook's First 360 Video," 23 Sep. 2015 The fifth installment of Pat McGrath's eye shadow palettes is this stunner that features warm bronzes, golds, and reds. Allure Editors, Allure, "The Best New Beauty Products of September 2018," 30 Sep. 2018 The platinum stunner is part of a larger Demi-Parure set worn by the Duchess on her wedding day, including a necklace, bracelet, and earrings. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "The Fascinating Story Behind Sarah Ferguson's Wedding Tiara," 28 July 2018 Son Hyung-Min’s late stunner for the Koreans was magnificent, but the result was well beyond doubt by then. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "After handling South Korea, swaggering Mexico has legitimate shot to win World Cup," 23 June 2018 Ready to enjoy a Mad Men cocktail in this 1955 stunner? Megan Barber, Curbed, "Midcentury modern stunner asks $769K," 11 Sep. 2018 And though our pick for the best monitor has since been bestowed on the even more decadent (and pricey) $2,000 Acer Predator X27, this Samsung display is still a stunner. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Samsung's decadent, ultra-fast CHG70 FreeSync 2 HDR monitor just hit its lowest price yet," 12 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of stunner

1829, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of stunner

: a very attractive person

: something that amazes or shocks people

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