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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Recent Examples on the Web My relationship with my bicycle was totally wonderful. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "National Bicycle Safety Month means watching out for inanimate objects," 6 May 2020 The futuristic details in Lakeview and in the outside world are sometimes wonderful and often aggressively layered to reward repeat viewing, screen pausing and the rest, with a template established by Daniels' direction in the opening episodes. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Upload': TV Review," 30 Apr. 2020 Yes, this sounds more like a labor-intensive hygiene practice than a joyful one, but sliding into a bed with clean linens is a wonderful feeling. Patia Braithwaite, SELF, "18 Low-Lift Things That Might Actually Make You Feel Better Right Now," 27 Apr. 2020 Most of us are able to work remotely, which is wonderful for the physical health and safety of ourselves and our families. The Washington Post, "Carolyn Hax Live: It's okay to hate Zoom," 24 Apr. 2020 Just being able to make bread together as a family has been so wonderful. Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje, ExpressNews.com, "Helping folks during the coronavirus pandemic in San Antonio — one egg at a time," 24 Apr. 2020 Cathy Sloss Jones looked out over this barren landscape and saw the potential for something wonderful to grow there. Cary Estes, al, "How Pepper Place grew a nationally acclaimed farmers market," 13 Apr. 2020 Purple Russian’ and ‘Black Ethiopian’ are wonderful Ukrainian heirloom varieties for pickling and canning. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "The Global Kitchen Garden: 25 Plants You Need to Grow (and Cook) Now," 12 Apr. 2020 There is something wonderful about having a real life to go back to. Condé Nast Traveler, "A Mother and Daughter Swap Notes on a Life Spent Traveling Together," 8 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of wonderful

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

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21 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Wonderful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wonderful. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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How to pronounce wonderful (audio)

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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