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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Well, arthritis and wisdom from aging are changing that and now my wonderful wife has become the main gardener hereabouts. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "I insisted on keeping a tight grip on the garden. Then I let my wife help.," 6 June 2019 Grape flowers in the city are blooming profusely, putting out a wonderful scent of Old Spice, reminiscent of my dad in his younger days. Sally Mccabe, https://www.inquirer.com, "June 7-13: In the garden, it’s time to...," 6 June 2019 Most books on planning tell you about wonderful plans of great places like Savannah, but not about typical neighborhoods around the country. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "Virginia McAlester Is the Most Popular Architecture Writer in America," 6 June 2019 La Roja Femenina lost 2-0 to Sweden in their opening game of the tournament and that largely thanks to a wonderful display from goalkeeper Christiane Endler. Ben Morse, CNN, "Will the USWNT continue goalscoring form against Chile?," 15 June 2019 Watching him achieve sentience has a wonderful twinge of Frankensteinian horror, as Forky is at first horrified by his newfound existence. Christian Holub, EW.com, "All hail Forky: Critics rave about the trash-toy at the center of Toy Story 4," 13 June 2019 Girls have been raised to be cowed, timid, and self-doubting, never feeling confident enough to raise their hands in school, while the boys have been taught to regard their every opinion, however unfounded, as wise, worthy, and wonderful. Lionel Shriver, Harper's magazine, "Fifty-Fifty Follies," 10 June 2019 In other words: Index tracks all ten of your fingers, making them the most advanced VR inputs on the market—even more advanced than Oculus’s wonderful Touch controllers. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Valve's $999 Index VR headset promises 'high-fidelity virtual reality' with revolutionary controls," 30 Apr. 2019 And, to wash it all down, a boozy brunch beverage Here's a wonderful way to start the Fourth (or Fifth) of July. Mallorie Sullivan, Cincinnati.com, "Fourth of July food: Here are 9 last-minute recipes your guests will love," 3 July 2018

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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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to take the place or position of

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