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 Saturday's GMR Grand Prix stands to be a stunner, with IndyCar Series rookie and former Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean on pole. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, "Grosjean on pole, Montoya's return, Dixon's defense and more: 7 things to watch in the GMR Grand Prix," 14 May 2021 The May supermoon is expected to be a stunner, and Qantas is offering people an opportunity to see it from a birds-eye view. Mike Wehner, BGR, "This airline just sold out a round-trip flight to ‘nowhere’," 13 May 2021 And the full moon on May 26, 2021, is set to be a real stunner. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, "The Largest and Brightest Supermoon of the Year Is Happening This Month," 4 May 2021 Enjoy this summer stunner topped with zucchini, yellow squash, fresh herbs, and goat cheese. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, "Summer Squash Pizza," 29 Apr. 2021 The outcome was a stunner for D-Y, which finished 12-1., "Barnstable girls’ volleyball turns tables on Dennis-Yarmouth to win Cape & Islands Atlantic championship," 16 Apr. 2021 Paul's presence had fans wondering how he would be involved, but his WrestleMania moment was receiving a stunner from Owens, guaranteed to go viral. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, "Championship Sunday: Takeaways from title-heavy night two of WWE WrestleMania 37," 12 Apr. 2021 Journeyman Denny McCarthy pulled off a stunner himself, making a hole-in-one on the 165-yard 3rd. Edgar Thompson,, "Lee Westwood, runner-up at Bay Hill, surges to 36-hole lead at Players Championship," 13 Mar. 2021 One week later, Christopher Bell pulled off a stunner in his second season in NASCAR's premier series, passing Logano coming to the white flag on the Daytona road course. Ellen J. Horrow, USA TODAY, "NASCAR at Homestead-Miami 2021: Start time, lineup, TV schedule and more for Dixie Vodka 400," 28 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of stunner

1829, in the meaning defined above

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17 May 2021

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“Stunner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of stunner

: a very attractive person
: something that amazes or shocks people

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