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 Chassis poise and grip were superb, and the sole transmission choice—a six-speed manual was a joy to use. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, "A Visual History of the Honda Civic," 29 Apr. 2021 Aside from a couple of ding-a-lings, my professors were superb. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "Pruning PC Poison from the Ivies," 11 Apr. 2021 Picture quality is superb and bests the eighth-generation iPad, iPad Air and iPad Mini. Jason Cipriani, CNN Underscored, "The best tablets of 2021," 9 Apr. 2021 Their bench was superb, their rebounding exceptional, their game plan impeccable and the coaching of Scott Drew spot-on in the crowning moment of his long building job in Waco, Texas. CBS News, "Baylor takes NCAA men's tournament title with dominant win over Gonzaga," 6 Apr. 2021 Their bench was superb, their rebounding exceptional, their game plan impeccable and the coaching of Scott Drew spot-on in the crowning moment of his long building job in Waco, Texas., "Baylor captures first NCAA men’s basketball title in impressive win over Gonzaga," 6 Apr. 2021 In just a couple of spots the orchestra took a few seconds to lock into an uptick in tempo, but otherwise the playing was superb. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, "Review: Impassioned Schumann from Fabio Luisi, Hélène Grimaud and the Dallas Symphony," 2 Apr. 2021 In other words, there are no blue, grey or purple undercurrents to the blackness, and shadow detailing is superb, with pretty much no significant black crush. John Archer, Forbes, "Samsung QN65QN90A TV Review: Mini LED Marvel," 25 Feb. 2021 That gives it superb bend strength, creating a cable twenty times stronger than the average. Popular Science, "5 lightning cables that’ll last you way longer than your standard charger," 18 Feb. 2021

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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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8 May 2021

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“Superb.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 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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