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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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.
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Recent Examples on the Web Back home, Bedford North Lawrence's football, baseball and softball fields, with their hillside viewing, are wonderful, and Mitchell's Gary Seitzinger Field is manicured to pristine perfection. Hendrix Magley, The Indianapolis Star, 16 July 2021 Live, traditional music will be played throughout the weekend and the Kinderplatz with inflatables is wonderful for the little ones. Jason Hoffman, The Enquirer, 16 July 2021 On the other hand, the location work and Soderbergh’s compositions are often wonderful. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, 7 July 2021 This is a wonderful opportunity to stroll down Main Street and peek over the shoulders of artists at work and an opportunity to see the town through their eyes and appreciate their interpretations. baltimoresun.com, 10 June 2021 This is a wonderful opportunity to bring people together. George Castle, chicagotribune.com, 10 June 2021 This is wonderful as a body moisturizer and particularly great at preventing stretch marks. Bea Mcmonagle, Forbes, 28 June 2021 In the past [the Olympics] has been a wonderful place for me. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, 27 June 2021 Ranking the three Toy Story films, all of which are wonderful, is nearly impossible, and there was much disagreement even among the two of us. Tim Grierson, Vulture, 18 June 2021

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First Known Use of wonderful

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 Jul 2021

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“Wonderful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wonderful. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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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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