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

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Other Words from wonderful

wonderfully \ ˈwən-​dər-​f(ə-​)lē How to pronounce wonderfully (audio) \ adverb
wonderfulness \ ˈwən-​dər-​fəl-​nəs How to pronounce wonderfulness (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.
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With time rapidly running out, Coutinho wasted another wonderful chance to equalise, after excellent work on the left by Neymar. James Taylor, Pro Soccer USA, "Brazil 1-2 Belgium: Red Devils Shatter Brazil’s Dreams With Clinical Display to Set Up France Clash," 6 July 2018 Here’s to a wonderful woman in my life—sending you extra love today. Mackenzie Dunn, Woman's Day, "Here's What Mom Wants to See In Her Mother's Day Card," 16 Apr. 2019 The wonderful people at Heartland Animal Rescue fostered me until my roommates officially adopted me on April 8, 2017. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Pete Buttigieg and Chasten Glezman's Dogs Have More Social Media Game Than I Do," 28 Mar. 2019 The most wonderful people are those who use their fierceness – and bluntness – to serve, not only themselves, but others. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Parent catches child being cruel at the pool," 22 June 2018 The arrival of the most wonderful time of the year has filled our queues with some of the best films for the yuletide. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Christmas Movies on Netflix You Can Stream During the Holidays," 19 Dec. 2018 The holiday season is in full swing, and the most wonderful time of the year is paired with what might be the biggest headache of all: holiday travel. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "7 Convenient and Comfortable Travel Outfits," 17 Dec. 2018 This is a wonderful time to focus your attention inward and reflect on your relationships, responsibilities, and — perhaps most importantly — boundaries. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What November's Leo Horoscope Means for You," 28 Oct. 2018 One minute 12-year-old Trudy Mixer is madly in love with Paul McCartney and having a wonderful time running a Beatles fan club with her best friend, Michelle. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Children’s Books: You Know She Should Be Glad," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of wonderful

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

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wonderful

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of wonderful

: extremely good

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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