stun·ner | \ˈstə-nər \

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.

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Fortunately for them, South Korea pulled a stunner, beating Germany 2-0. Phil Rosenthal,, "World Cup winners and losers, week 3: Maradona, tiebreakers, Mexico and own goals (again)," 29 June 2018 That’s true even with a stunner of an ending that departs from Schiller to make its own booming statement. Laura Collins-hughes, New York Times, "Review: Pulled Apart by ‘Love and Intrigue’," 8 June 2018 Low humidity teams up with partly sunny skies to produce a stunner for the date. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, "PM Update: Pleasantly cool tonight, and remaining beautiful through Tuesday," 25 June 2018 Located in Torrington, the biggest city in Litchfield County, Connecticut, the time capsule-esque home boasts period charm and strong bones, that, with a refresh, could become a stunner. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Midcentury home with retro details wants $245K," 29 May 2018 While players and fans had eyes glued to Davis IV waiting for a whistle that never came, Cameron Lancaster blasted a high stunner from midfield that dipped over the head of the helpless Red Bulls goalkeeper. Danielle Lerner, The Courier-Journal, "James O'Connor is leaving LouCity but his legacy will last forever," 1 July 2018 Here’s another stunner, and another revelation in the calmly radiant person of Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘Leave No Trace’ Review: Love Under Siege," 28 June 2018 This modern stunner, designed by LA firm Shubin + Donaldson and completed in 2012, shows how that’s done with a sleek and inviting indoor-outdoor spread. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "Indoor-outdoor modern house with lap pool asks $2.45M," 26 June 2018 Nothing illustrated that more than a collective World Cup stunner, as Germany, Brazil, Argentina and Spain all failed to win openers in the same tournament for the first time. Bryce Miller,, "World Cup miss stymies traction in San Diego, U.S.," 19 June 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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a state of commotion or excitement

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