wonderful

adjective
won·​der·​ful | \ ˈwən-dər-fəl How to pronounce wonderful (audio) \

Definition of wonderful

1 : exciting wonder : marvelous, astonishing a sight wonderful to behold
2 : unusually good : admirable did a wonderful job

Other Words from wonderful

wonderfulness \ ˈwən-​dər-​fəl-​nəs How to pronounce wonderful (audio) \ noun

Examples of wonderful in a Sentence

The rooms were filled with wonderful works of art. It was a wonderful party. You did a wonderful job. She came home with wonderful news. It's wonderful to finally meet you.
Recent Examples on the Web Pools are, most obviously, a wonderful way to have fun, exercise and cool off. Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 16 May 2022 The scent is so dynamic and changes throughout the day from citrusy to woody and is really so wonderful. Vogue, 4 May 2022 Morgan keeps hearing how wonderful the scene is — even HBO called his reps to note how special the moment is in the series. Ryan Parker, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Apr. 2022 In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend and father to his two young children. Alexandra Meeks, CNN, 13 Apr. 2022 In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend and father to his two young children. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, 12 Apr. 2022 In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend and father to his two young children. Jordan Moreau, chicagotribune.com, 12 Apr. 2022 In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend and father to his two young children. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 12 Apr. 2022 In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend and father to his two young children. Marc Berman, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of wonderful

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

24 May 2022

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“Wonderful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wonderful. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for wonderful

wonderful

adjective
won·​der·​ful | \ ˈwən-dər-fəl How to pronounce wonderful (audio) \

Kids Definition of wonderful

1 : causing marvel : marvelous It was a sight wonderful to behold.
2 : very good or fine She had a wonderful time.

Other Words from wonderful

wonderfully \ -​fə-​lē \ adverb

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