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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The conductor John DeMain drew a vibrant performance from an orchestra of nearly 50 players; the cast was superb. New York Times, "Review: Police Violence Reaches Opera in ‘Blue’," 2 Aug. 2019 For starters, the device's quality performance and value are superb. Rachel Murphy, USA TODAY, "Prime Day 2019: The best Amazon Echo deals," 16 July 2019 In Friday’s game, the pitching from both dugouts was superb. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Bayside 12s snap NASA’s 4-game winning streak to land in District 14 title game," 30 June 2019 At the film’s heart, Valenciano is superb in a role that calls on her to communicate a world of frustrated inner misery without ever expressing it out loud. Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Awakening of the Ants' ('El Despertar de la Hormigas'): Film Review," 23 July 2019 Schobert, a middle linebacker, is superb in pass coverage but weak against the run. Terry Pluto,, "Can Cleveland Browns come together with so many new faces from different places? — Terry Pluto," 21 July 2019 Meanwhile, the two musicians — pianist and ensemble music director Colin Fowler and violinist Georgy Valtchev — are superb, two soloists who throughout the evening create an orchestra of sound. Janine Parker,, "An intensely joyful performance from Mark Morris Dance Group at Jacob’s Pillow," 18 July 2019 Rose watched on television as Woods, then 24, stormed to victory, leaving all other players — including superb players — in his wake. Ron Kroichick,, "Tiger Woods’ win in 2000 Open still leaves players marveling," 11 June 2019 Overall, the set list was superb and nicely showcased the breadth of the band’s catalog. Jim Harrington, The Mercury News, "Review: Jeff Lynne’s ELO soars in return to Northern California," 23 June 2019

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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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