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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Recent Examples on the Web Make sure to serve it warm to get a whiff of those wonderful aromas that rise up. Nik Sharma, SFChronicle.com, "Recipe for roasted sweet potatoes with Greek yogurt combines savory and creamy," 31 July 2020 Our wonderful fans are watching this game on the TVs, on the laptops, phones, iPads, whatever the case may be. Mark Medina, USA TODAY, "'You got to create your own energy here': How NBA players, coaches have adjusted without fans in bubble," 31 July 2020 All of these characteristics add up to a wonderful garden planting, surely reasons that the Portland Rose Society awarded the shrub the Portland Gold Medal in 2006. Southern Living, "Plant 'Marilyn Monroe' Hybrid Tea Roses for Peachy Blooms," 14 July 2020 There are wonderful living spaces available now at The Mayfair at Turtle Creek and interest rates are currently a bargain, said the spokesperson. Dallas News, "Luxury high-rise living beckons in Turtle Creek," 12 July 2020 For a wonderful alfresco ambience, check out Eduardo’s Taco Stand (open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.). Jackie Munn, Travel + Leisure, "This North Carolina Island Is the Ultimate Secluded Family Vacation Destination," 11 July 2020 Mom made so many feel special with her kindness and wonderful meals. oregonlive, "Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the sport continues to forge a path forward: Oregon track & field rundown," 10 July 2020 And Louisville has some pretty wonderful places to chow down, with new restaurants and bars opening weekly. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "What's cooking in the Louisville food scene? Sign up for our Dining newsletter," 9 July 2020 From baked brie to the tableside presentation of Bananas Foster, this is a wonderful French haven in Medina. Marc Bona, cleveland, "7 French restaurants with patios in Greater Cleveland worth considering," 7 July 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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3 Aug 2020

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“Wonderful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wonderful. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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How to pronounce wonderful (audio)

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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