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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This morning Chicago art gallery Corbett vs. Dempsey—which also runs a superb record label under the same name, focusing on jazz and improvisation—announced the winners of the first Instant Award in Improvised Music. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "Music / Post No Bills New $50,000 prize in improvised music gives its first awards to Joe McPhee and Susan Alcorn," 10 July 2018 The acting is superb, the cinematography is arresting, and the dystopian story is haunting, timely, and well told. Matthew Gilbert,, "A well-timed ‘Handmaid’s’ hiatus," 9 July 2018 Their vocal performance was superb, with chants of support for the national team highlighting the Southern American nation's intense passion for the beautiful game., "5 of the Best Fan Chants in Russia," 5 July 2018 That string was aided by two superb plays by Mader-Cooper. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Pearland East all-stars succumb to Post Oak’s big fifth inning," 9 July 2018 Moustakas was tossed in the third inning after he was called out at home on a superb play by left fielder Marwin Gonzalez. Blair Kerkhoff, kansascity, "'Tired of getting punked,' frustrated Royals drop sixth straight," 17 June 2018 Second baseman Mike Carey made a superb play on a one-hop smash with runners on second and third base to end the fifth inning. Pat Disabato, Daily Southtown, "Fueled by Fasel: Sophomore pitcher Nolan Fasel delivers as Andrew edges Tinley Park for Zabrocki Cup," 19 May 2018 Leonardo Bonucci almost rescued a point for the reigning champions in added time, but Wojciech Szczęsny made a superb save to keep out his header., "Roma vs Juventus Preview: Recent Form, Team News, Classic Encounter & More," 12 May 2018 For instance, during its dance, the greater superb deeply bends its knees and bounces. Tim Laman, National Geographic, "New Bird of Paradise Species Has Smooth Dance Moves," 18 Apr. 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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