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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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.
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Recent Examples on the Web From the archives: The wonderful Patricia Escárcega’s conversation with her own mother, Maria Teresa Escárcega, about Maria Teresa’s food memories from her Mexican childhood. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, "Essential California Week in Review: California’s vaccine progress," 3 Apr. 2021 What a wonderful base for your future gardening pleasure. oregonlive, "Take these steps to prevent powdery mildew in this year’s garden: Ask an expert," 3 Apr. 2021 The 28-year-old Philip Roth, counterintuitively enough, was a wonderful stepfather. Matthew Schneier, Vulture, "Letting the Repellent In," 2 Apr. 2021 My work at Hillel, the largest Jewish college organization, serving over 100,000 Gen Zers each year, has been a wonderful laboratory to learn how to help Gen Zers to thrive. Josh Feldman, Quartz, "7 ways to support the leadership potential of Gen Z," 2 Apr. 2021 Harriet is extraordinary, and does a wonderful Eleanor. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, "How transforming into FDR left Kyle MacLachlan looking like this punk rocker," 2 Apr. 2021 TriCircle recognizes that the epidemic of substance use disorder exists here in the state and tragically thousands of wonderful people have died due to the disease of addiction. courant.com, "Community News For The East Hartford Edition," 2 Apr. 2021 The Tenement Museum, in Manhattan, is a wonderful place, located in buildings that were previously tenements. BostonGlobe.com, "Even in a year of staying put, I’ve gone far and wide — and even learned to folk dance," 1 Apr. 2021 Arkansas is blessed with an abundance of unique historic resources that make our state a wonderful place to live and visit. Arkansas Online, "COLUMNIST: A bill with some credit behind it," 27 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of wonderful

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

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The first known use of wonderful was before the 12th century

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“Wonderful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wonderful. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of wonderful

: extremely good


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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