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

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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Harry Winston jewelry — as well as her massive stunner of an engagement ring from fiancé Alex Rodriguez — completed her look. Mekita Rivas,, "The Best Looks From The 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards," 5 June 2019 Getty Images Ever since Mandy Moore stepped onto the scene, she's been an absolute stunner. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Mandy Moore's New Haircut Will 100-Percent Make You Want a Wavy Bob," 7 Mar. 2019 Shutterstock This is not news: Supermodel and actress Emily Ratajkowski is a professional stunner. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Emily Ratajkowski Looks Unreal With Pastel Pink Hair," 19 Apr. 2019 In this couture candy shop, especially delicious are the miniature versions of beloved stunners like Junon, Dior’s petaled gown of fall-winter 1949. WSJ, "‘Dior: From Paris to the World’ Review: Timelessly Elegant, Yet Avant-Garde," 27 Nov. 2018 Any of these stunners would also look great as a wall decoration. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Christmas Tree Shops Just Released Its Holiday Decor and We Want Everything," 13 Oct. 2018 The game finished all square thanks to a late stunner from Gareth Bale that cancelled out Lionel Messi's clever solo goal, with Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo scoring earlier., "Ernesto Valverde 'Surprised' at Red Card & Praises Barcelona After 'Difficult' 2-2 El Clasico Draw," 7 May 2018 No problem: Last night at New York's ABC Cocina, Lawrence put her short, clean, and buffed nails on display, ones that were completely devoid of bright colors or art—nothing to distract from her new sparkling stunner. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Jennifer Lawrence Reveals Her Engagement Ring—And a Bridal Manicure Trend in the Making," 22 Feb. 2019 Mexico, winners of three of its last six, had perhaps the biggest victory in national team history with a 1-0 stunner over Germany. Jenna Fryer,, "Germany under pressure to win against Sweden," 22 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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