su·​perb | \su̇-ˈpərb \

Definition of superb 

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

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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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In a superb setting designed by the renowned Japanese architect Kuma Kengo, masterpieces are shown in exhibitions, each with different themes. The Seattle Times, "From ancient to post-modern: Get art smart in Tokyo," 22 Oct. 2018 The former-Charlton Athletic player joined Everton in January 2017 for an initial £7.5m and made a superb start to his Toffees career by scoring on his debut in a 4-0 home win over Pep Guardiola's Manchester City., "Everton Turn Down £12m RB Leipzig Bid for Ademola Lookman as Toffees Prepare to Blood Young Star," 6 July 2018 Fastballs bumped 96 mph to begin this superb start. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Lance McCullers thwarts his hometown Rays in Astros' shutout win," 28 June 2018 Although the cast is superb on the whole, Shapiro and Collette are key to the audience’s emotional investment. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Review: Insanely scary 'Hereditary' isn't easy to shake off," 7 June 2018 The forecast looks superb for the first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell. Carlie Kollath Wells,, "The weather for New Orleans Jazz Fest's 1st weekend looks superb. Here's the day-by-day outlook.," 24 Apr. 2018 Argentina briefly took the lead in the 48th minute at Kazan Arena, but France defender Benjamin Pavard equalized nine minutes later with a superb strike from outside the area. Pan Pylas, Fox News, "Mbappe, not Messi, stars as France beats Argentina 4-3," 30 June 2018 My father was a superb athlete and had been an 11-time letterman in high school. WSJ, "Jack Nicklaus on the Ohio Neighborhood Where He Fell in Love With Golf," 3 Apr. 2018 Bellinger, a superb athlete who also plays the outfield well, may become a Gold Glover at first base. Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY, "Dodgers offseason report: Quiet winter, yet still powerful club," 21 Feb. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of superb

: extremely good : excellent or brilliant in a very noticeable way


su·​perb | \su̇-ˈpərb \

Kids Definition of superb

: outstandingly excellent, impressive, or beautiful

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