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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Leaving South Korea after a wonderful meeting with Chairman Kim Jong Un. Robin Wright, The New Yorker, "Trump’s Curious Rendezvous with Kim Jong Un at the D.M.Z.," 30 June 2019 This wonderful idea requires viewers to walk on the images and look down into them, evoking the sensation of hovering 500 feet above the Cuyahoga River in a helicopter. Steven Litt, cleveland.com, "Cuyahoga 50 photo shows uncover fresh takes on the recovery of a once combustible river," 30 June 2019 Read on for the day’s news, and have a wonderful weekend. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "Livongo Plots a Digital Health IPO to Raise $100 Million: Brainstorm Health," 28 June 2019 Alas, after two wonderful decades, my run here is over. Jeff Duncan, nola.com, "My front row seat to the Golden Age of New Orleans sports," 28 June 2019 Listen, with the headphones loud, for the most wonderful head embrace. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Before 'Yesterday,' Global Beatles Day celebrates unforgettable Fab Four," 25 June 2019 Over a series of phone calls, Jim also told me wonderful stories about spending time with Leon. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Those Limits Were Not Hindrances: An Interview with Megan Pugh," 25 June 2019 What’s wonderful about Toy Story 4 is that, this time around, his faith in others (even those who might have meant to do him harm) is paid off in spades. Josh Spiegel, The Hollywood Reporter, "How 'Toy Story 4' Surprises With Its Villain," 22 June 2019 In sum, even the small print in these supplements note that they have not been approved by the FDA, even though the claims sound wonderful. Steven Dekosky, The Conversation, "Supplements for brain health show no benefit – a neurologist explains a new study," 20 June 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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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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