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

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 The professors are wonderful and the classmates impressive. Luther Ray Abel, National Review, "How Biblical Illiteracy Is Ruining the Humanities," 17 Sep. 2020 Features columnist Maggie Menderski writes about what makes Louisville, Southern Indiana and Kentucky unique, wonderful, and occasionally, a little weird. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "As Kentucky nears 1,000 COVID-19 deaths, tragic milestone can't begin to capture the loss," 7 Sep. 2020 Daniel Prude -- three years Joe's junior -- had been a wonderful man, loved by all and would have helped anyone, the elder sibling said. Dave Alsup And Susannah Cullinane, CNN, "Daniel Prude's daughter says her dad was not the animal officers treated him like before he died," 4 Sep. 2020 Features columnist Maggie Menderski writes about what makes Louisville, Southern Indiana and Kentucky unique, wonderful, and occasionally, a little weird. Maggie Menderski, courier-journal.com, "It's been 50 years since she became the first woman to ride in the Kentucky Derby," 31 Aug. 2020 It’s been wonderful to discover new hobbies like gardening, tending to houseplants, baking, pickling, and redecorating. Olivia Muenter, Woman's Day, "5 Habits I've Quit During Quarantine," 13 June 2020 Time can be wonderful, a softening and healing thing. Jack Fowler, National Review, "‘Wick’ Allison, R.I.P.," 2 Sep. 2020 The cardboard fan cutouts that occupy thousands of seats at Oracle Park and the Oakland Coliseum are wonderful. Susan Slusser, SFChronicle.com, "With baseball’s 2021 Opening Day 7 months away, Giants and A’s already game-planning," 31 Aug. 2020 Other than this issue, our relationship is wonderful. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, "Dear Abby: Virgin man’s fantasy of having his first experience be with someone pure isn’t working out," 26 Aug. 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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20 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Wonderful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wonderful. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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More Definitions for wonderful

wonderful

adjective
How to pronounce wonderful (audio)

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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