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.
Recent Examples on the Web The five-star spot across the street from the beach has a Michelin two-star restaurant on its fifth floor, with superb views out over the water and a menu by Giuseppe Mancino. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, "How This Unassuming Tuscan Town Became the Epicenter of the Superyacht World," 11 Apr. 2021 Cole, the transfer from Howard, played all 23, averaged 31 minutes, 12.2 points and had a superb 99 to 40 ratio of assists to turnovers. Dom Amore,, "Unpacking the UConn men’s basketball season: Ups, downs, delays and a disappointing finish," 22 Mar. 2021 But, critically, another constant of this streak remained: a superb Kawhi Leonard. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, "Kawhi Leonard closes win with Paul George on bench, Patrick Beverley in locker room," 24 Jan. 2021 Gregory accomplishes this superb fit with a new suspension system on the Maven and its men’s equivalent, the Paragon. The Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Gear of the Year: The Best Products We Tested in 2020," 29 Dec. 2020 But the sixth and final season of the cult comedy was both a superb ending for the sweet sitcom and simply another season of great television from co-creators Dan and Eugene Levy. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "The 15 best TV shows of 2020: From ‘Queen’s Gambit’ to ‘Schitt’s Creek’ to ‘The Great’," 29 Dec. 2020 Arians had a superb showing at the national championships. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "At age 50, Alison Arians is holding her own on Anchorage’s ski trails -- but can she hold off her 16-year-old daughter?," 26 Dec. 2020 Mullens, a superb fellow and earnest hard worker, had another tough day. Scott Ostler,, "Dregs of 49ers’ season is all about ‘Who’s next QB?’," 13 Dec. 2020 His girlfriend and bandmate (a superb Olivia Cooke) convinces him to drive their Airstream across the country to a rehab facility that specializes in deaf addicts. Mark Kennedy, Star Tribune, "Review: A punk drummer's life upended in 'Sound of Metal'," 17 Nov. 2020

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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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14 Apr 2021

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“Superb.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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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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