su·​perb | \ su̇-ˈpərb How to pronounce superb (audio) \

Definition of superb

: marked to the highest degree by grandeur, excellence, brilliance, or competence

Other Words from superb

superbly adverb
superbness noun

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splendid, resplendent, gorgeous, glorious, sublime, superb mean extraordinarily or transcendently impressive. splendid implies outshining the usual or customary. the wedding was a splendid occasion resplendent suggests a glowing or blazing splendor. resplendent in her jewelry gorgeous implies a rich splendor especially in display of color. a gorgeous red dress glorious suggests radiance that heightens beauty or distinction. a glorious sunset sublime implies an exaltation or elevation almost beyond human comprehension. a vision of sublime beauty superb suggests an excellence reaching the highest conceivable degree. her singing was superb

Examples of superb in a Sentence

They've done a superb job. The performance was absolutely superb.
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First Known Use of superb

1549, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for superb

Latin superbus excellent, proud, from super above + -bus (akin to Old English bēon to be) — more at over, be

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“Superb.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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su·​perb | \ su̇-ˈpərb How to pronounce superb (audio) \

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: outstandingly excellent, impressive, or beautiful

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