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

Other Words from wonderful

wonderfulness \ ˈwən-​dər-​fəl-​nəs How to pronounce wonderful (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.
Recent Examples on the Web To get the guys back involved in the community like that was wonderful, and the kids were great. Tom Orsborn, San Antonio Express-News, 30 Sep. 2022 Farrell and Gleeson, both of whom did career-best work in McDonagh’s debut film, In Bruges, are just as wonderful here, giving performances tinged with a bitterness that even their characters struggle to articulate. David Sims, The Atlantic, 23 Sep. 2022 That's so wonderful and one of the best ways to learn. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 7 Sep. 2022 And while that energy can be wonderful to aspire to in any relationship, don't neglect to also give yourself some acts of service lovin'. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, 6 Sep. 2022 Moms Susannah and Laurel are every bit as wonderful as the teen cast in this dreamy summer series, which has been renewed for Season 2. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, 29 Aug. 2022 People have been wonderful about returning them to us. al, 19 Aug. 2022 Specifically, Access Now has an annual event called RightsCon which is wonderful for jumping into human rights in the digital era. Gary Drenik, Forbes, 2 Aug. 2022 Also, to be surrounded by my community was so wonderful to have all of these people ready to have some fun. Stephen Daw, Billboard, 29 July 2022 See More

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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 Oct 2022

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“Wonderful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wonderful. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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More Definitions for wonderful


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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