won·​der·​ful·​ly ˈwən-dər-f(ə-)lē How to pronounce wonderfully (audio)
: in a way or to an extent that excites wonder, astonishment, or amazement : amazingly, remarkably
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: 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

Examples of wonderfully in a Sentence

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Word History


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

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of wonderfully was in the 13th century

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“Wonderfully.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wonderfully. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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