won·​der·​ful | \ˈwən-dər-fəl \

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 \ adverb
wonderfulness \ˈwən-​dər-​fəl-​nəs \ 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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The Roku lacks Dolby Vision, but HDR10 content still looks wonderful on the big screen. Chris Welch, The Verge, "The best streaming video player to buy right now," 30 Nov. 2018 Thank you for creating such a wonderful world for all of us to spend time in. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, ""Spongebob Squarepants" Creator Stephen Hillenburg Has Died at 57," 27 Nov. 2018 Steam Machines left some wonderful creations in their wake. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Valve's Steam Link is dead, and that sucks," 20 Nov. 2018 Next up in this wonderful embarrassment of Trekness: a funny cartoon. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "Star Trek's New Animated Series Is Called "Lower Deck"," 25 Oct. 2018 The episodes feature a wonderful diversity of clients, with different styles, budgets, and overall goals. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "The Original 'Queer Eye' Stars Reunite For TV's Most Stylish Home Makeover Show," 19 Oct. 2018 Both actresses find wonderful moments to stand out. Patti Restivo, Howard County Times, "Laurel Mill Playhouse presents 'Laughing Stock'," 6 July 2018 My favorite camera remains my Polaroid 600SE, which shoots pack film, a wonderful type of instant film that’s 70 years old. Matthew Kitchen And, WSJ, "3 Dumb Devices We’re Not Ready to Give Up," 13 July 2018 The preserve is a wonderful, bird-friendly mix of hardwood forest and open meadows and fields. Peter Marteka, courant.com, "10 Miles Of Trails Open 7 Days A Week, 52 Weeks A Year. Sherman's Deer Pond Farm Makes Its Debut," 13 July 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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English Language Learners Definition of wonderful

: extremely good


won·​der·​ful | \ˈwən-dər-fəl \

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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to make faulty or ineffective

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