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

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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This sneaky kiss from Rami is also superb: Just looking at the tears in her eyes brings tears to my eyes. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Olivia Colman Had the Time of Her Life After Her Oscars Win," 25 Feb. 2019 Richarlison started the 2017/18 season in superb form but faded as the campaign went on, finishing the campaign with five goals and five assists., "Liverpool Linked With Watford Pair After Main Targets Put on Hold During World Cup," 17 June 2018 This is why, while the Padres have been dreadful for much of Balsley’s time with the team, their pitching staff has been somewhere between superb and good (or at least better than expected) pretty much every year. Kevin Acee,, "Padres pitchers positive Darren Balsley is the best," 16 June 2018 Rachel Kushner’s superb and gritty new novel, The Mars Room, centers on a young woman, Romy, serving time in a California prison. Eve Macsweeney, Vogue, "In The Mars Room, Rachel Kushner Is Standing Up for the Guilty," 27 Apr. 2018 The 24-year-old Belotti raced forward from inside his own area, beating two defenders on the way before doubling Torino's lead with a superb finish into the bottom left corner. USA TODAY, "Inter ends 2-month winless streak by beating 9-man Bologna," 11 Feb. 2018 Nearby is Le Restaurant , a bijou Francophile enclave, with charming owners and a superb wine list. Steve King, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why We Keep Going Back to Amsterdam," 24 Dec. 2018 Finally, a permanent end to factory farming is likely going to require superb meat substitute products. Kelsey Piper, Vox, "2018’s big wins — and big losses — for animals," 24 Dec. 2018 With superb range and clean sound, a GMRS radio is the best bet for most people. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "How to Choose a Two-Way Radio," 10 Dec. 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 How to pronounce superb (audio) \

Kids Definition of superb

: outstandingly excellent, impressive, or beautiful

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