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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Thank you @ncentineo @kristine_froseth @rj_cyler for being so wonderful and making this movie magical. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Meet the Cast of "Sierra Burgess is a Loser" and Their Characters," 6 Sep. 2018 Which is horrible—but also wonderful in other ways, because fascinating things started surfacing: notes from Diana Vreeland or Si Newhouse or Helmut Newton. Francesco Carrozzini, WSJ, "In Franca Sozzani’s Letters, A Son Sees His Mother’s Creative Spirit," 11 Feb. 2019 But there are also some really weird and wonderful items in the mix, too. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "The Museum of Modern Art's Upcoming 'Value of Good Design' Exhibit is Not One to Miss," 7 Feb. 2019 To witness your country in the flesh at the festival of football, after enduring the abundance of weird and wonderful places during the two years prior, makes the bore draws and long airport layovers worthwhile. SI.com, "90min World Cup Fan Diaries: England's Start Shows Why Fans Religiously Follow Three Lions," 25 June 2018 And the HDs pick up these gestures, which is wonderful. Corey Seymour, Vogue, "Opera Star Isabel Leonard on Singing for Sesame Street, Dancing to Pitbull, And Performing for Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court," 1 Feb. 2019 While turning to your journal day and night is wonderful, your journal can be used for so much more. Sophie Gray, SELF, "Journaling Helped Me Rebuild My Life—Here’s How to Start a Practice That Can Help You," 11 Jan. 2019 When a donor is deceased, the interaction with the family always reminds me how wonderful and cathartic the donation process can be. Joshua Mezrich, WSJ, "Losing the Humanity of Transplants," 18 Jan. 2019 Contributing to your community in a way that feels good can be wonderful for loneliness. Colleen Stinchcombe, Woman's Day, "How to Deal With Loneliness and Feelings of Isolation," 11 Jan. 2019

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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

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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