stun·​ner ˈstə-nər How to pronounce stunner (audio)
: one that stuns or is stunning

Examples of stunner in a Sentence

His wife is a real stunner. The jury's decision was a stunner.
Recent Examples on the Web There was a shot of the Frederick Miller Mansion on the lower easter side, as well as its neighbor, the former Judge Jason Downer mansion (now home to the Milwaukee Art Museum Research Center), a Victorian Gothic stunner in Cream City brick. Rachel Bernhard, Journal Sentinel, 20 Mar. 2024 Swift’s stunner by Gucci’s Sabato De Sarno included three straps at the back. Leanne Italie, Twin Cities, 7 Jan. 2024 But for perennial Open powerhouse Modesto Christian, pulling off such a stunner would be far from unprecedented for coach Brice Fantazia’s program. Joseph Dycus, The Mercury News, 1 Mar. 2024 The empty nesters doled out nearly $32 million for their new place, a single-story stunner in the western reaches of Beverly Hills. James McClain, Robb Report, 28 Feb. 2024 There’s a 981-square-foot home listed at $42,000 and a 3,900-square-foot stunner with five bedrooms and five baths listed at $379,000. Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Jones ran for three touchdowns, Jordan Love threw for three more in his postseason debut, Darnell Savage returned an interception 64 yards for a score and the Packers handed the Cowboys their first home loss since the 2022 opener in a 48-32 wild-card stunner Sunday. Schuyler Dixon, USA TODAY, 15 Jan. 2024 The silo guest house is also a stunner with sleeping quarters and a private bath. Tj MacIas, Miami Herald, 5 Mar. 2024 All of us at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens have extolled the virtues of the Helleborus species and hybrids of garden stunners for many years. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 2 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stunner was in 1829

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“Stunner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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stun·​ner ˈstən-ər How to pronounce stunner (audio)
: one that stuns or is stunning
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