won·​der·​ful·​ly | \ ˈwən-dər-f(ə-)lē How to pronounce wonderfully (audio) \

Definition of wonderfully

1 : in a way or to an extent that excites wonder, astonishment, or amazement : amazingly, remarkably Uncover the characteristic that links humans to more than 5,400 wonderfully weird living species …naturalsciences.org
2 : in a way or to an extent that is extremely or unusually good or pleasing The trip went wonderfully well. We had a wonderfully good time. Everything here was prepared wonderfully: The fish tender and not dried or mushy, the squash cooked just right, with firmness and crunch.— Marc Bona Feeling wonderfully safe, he closed his eyes, and for the first time since he'd come to Helton, he fell into a deep and dreamless sleep.— Eva Ibbotson

First Known Use of wonderfully

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for wonderfully

Middle English wonderfulliche, wunderfullie, from wonderful, wunderful wonderful + -liche, -lie -ly entry 2

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“Wonderfully.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wonderfully. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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