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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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 Nicole Saphos is not only superb on both her instruments but is a fine and idiosyncratic songwriter to boot. Washington Post, "13 things to do in the D.C. area this week," 10 June 2019 What works: The acting, highlighted by a bravura supporting turn from Ian McKellen, is universally superb, and the visuals -- the sets, the costumes and especially the cinematography -- are gorgeous. Mike Scott,, "‘All Is True’ movie review: The year’s first real Oscar threat?," 7 June 2019 Jerry Matthews’ design is superb, fun and challenging test. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "Top 10 metro Detroit public golf courses for 2019 unveiled," 7 June 2019 Detective Ron Clayton did a superb job from Day One. London Gibson, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana judge is indicted for his alleged role in his own shooting at White Castle," 28 June 2019 Kelly was superb on Sunday, going 7 2/3 innings and allowing just a run. Michelle Gardner, azcentral, "Back-to-back strong outings by Diamondback starters provide boost for ailing pitching staff," 4 June 2019 That, combined with another superb defensive effort, helped Portland (49-34) win a Northwest Division championship and clinch the third seed in the Western Conference for the first time since 2000. Joe Freeman,, "Trail Blazers notes: Playoff momentum, Moe Harkless update, Maurice Lucas Award," 12 Apr. 2018 Rayne missed 11 free throws in the quarter and wasted a superb effort by senior guard Tasia Duhon, who single-handedly got her team back into the game with a nearly unstoppable 20-point third quarter. Hank Brady,, "Cox 64, Rayne 59: Maya Phillips' drops 27 as Cougars advance to second round," 16 Feb. 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 How to pronounce superb (audio) \

Kids Definition of superb

: outstandingly excellent, impressive, or beautiful

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