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

Definition of superb

: marked to the highest degree by grandeur, excellence, brilliance, or competence

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 photography is superb and perfectly on brand: acres of velvet and tanned skin, sweeping tuxes and tight trunks. Alexander Freeling, Robb Report, 24 Nov. 2021 Carolina has been superb on the road as of late as will head into Week 12 with a 10-2 ATS record in its last 12 road contests. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 23 Nov. 2021 Marquise Brown was superb throughout the game with nine catches for a game-high 116 yards. Mike Preston,, 7 Nov. 2021 Hopefully, Collins’ buzz can translate to supporting love for co-stars Molly Parker and Moisés Arias, who are also superb in the film. Clayton Davis, Variety, 28 Oct. 2021 As far as the ensemble cast goes, the acting was superb across the board. Scott King, Forbes, 27 Oct. 2021 Looney and Juan Toscano-Anderson have been superb in their roles. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Apr. 2021 Reimer was superb in the first two periods, turning away all 20 shots thrown his way. Ross Mckeon, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Oct. 2021 The contemporary performances at the Lockn’ Festival are superb. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 24 Oct. 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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“Superb.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 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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