superb

adjective
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 Donald, before leaving with a rib injury, and Jalen Ramsey were superb. Tim Booth, Star Tribune, "Rams get better of division rivals, toppling Seahawks 30-20," 9 Jan. 2021 More than just garlic sausage and the ‘Big Billy’ klobassa (kielbasa) at lunch is superb. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Radio duo Munch Bishop, Chris Beeble offer favorite dining choices - Five for Friday," 24 Dec. 2020 All that said, Bettany is superb, infusing Frank’s hide-and-seek personality with an affecting mix of fear, anger, contempt, empathy, intellect and a kind of take-your-lumps dignity. Gary Goldstein, chicagotribune.com, "‘Uncle Frank’ review: Strong performances can’t redeem Alan Ball’s heavy-handed personal story," 26 Nov. 2020 The Texans have superb Deshaun Watson at quarterback. Barry Wilner, ajc, "On Football: NFL coaching carousel about to start spinning," 26 Dec. 2020 Rihanna’s cover of this Tame Impala song is one of the highlights from her 2016 album Anti—and that’s saying something, because every track on that record is superb. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "20 of the Best Sleeping Songs to Listen to When You’re Lying Awake at Night," 26 Dec. 2020 His reporting of the U.S. government’s response is superb, especially from the perspective of Dr. James Lawler, the infectious-disease expert called in to lead the evacuation of American passengers back to the U.S. Cheri Lucas Rowlands, Longreads, "Longreads Best of 2020: Writing on COVID-19," 14 Dec. 2020 All that said, Bettany is superb, infusing Frank’s hide-and-seek personality with an affecting mix of fear, anger, contempt, empathy, intellect and a kind of take-your-lumps dignity. Gary Goldstein, chicagotribune.com, "‘Uncle Frank’ review: Strong performances can’t redeem Alan Ball’s heavy-handed personal story," 26 Nov. 2020 All that said, Bettany is superb, infusing Frank’s hide-and-seek personality with an affecting mix of fear, anger, contempt, empathy, intellect and a kind of take-your-lumps dignity. Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Strong performances can’t redeem Alan Ball’s heavy-handed ‘Uncle Frank’," 24 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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The first known use of superb was in 1549

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20 Jan 2021

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“Superb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superb. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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superb

adjective
How to pronounce superb (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of superb

: extremely good : excellent or brilliant in a very noticeable way

superb

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

Kids Definition of superb

: outstandingly excellent, impressive, or beautiful

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