won·​der·​land | \ ˈwən-dər-ˌland How to pronounce wonderland (audio) , -lənd \

Definition of wonderland

1 : an imaginary place of delicate beauty or magical charm
2 : a place that excites admiration or wonder a scenic wonderland

Examples of wonderland in a Sentence

The garden was a floral wonderland.
Recent Examples on the Web As snow blanketed Washington, D.C., our animals woke up to a winter wonderland. NBC News, "Frolicking pandas, horses and dogs: Here are videos of animals playing in the snow," 1 Feb. 2021 In the book, which features illustrations depicting the Big Apple as a winter wonderland, Kolo. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, "The tiny owl found in Rockefeller Christmas tree gets a children’s book," 17 Dec. 2020 Madagascar’s geographic isolation and varied forest types have spawned a biological wonderland, home to thousands of endemic animals and plants that, like the lemurs, are facing pressure from humans. Dina Fine Maron, Animals, "Madagascar’s endangered lemurs are being killed during pandemic lockdowns," 14 Dec. 2020 Winter wonderland: The Commons is decked out for the holidays, and you’re invited to get in the spirit by taking a walk through the many dazzling lights and decorations. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, "Elf on the Shelf shows up at school to see who is naughty or nice: Strong Points," 4 Dec. 2020 Porcelain polar bears can frolic with penguins, while papier maché Arctic foxes and wolves complete the glistening winter wonderland. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, "The many faces of winter: Yenke Peddler antiques," 31 Dec. 2020 The first significant snowfall of the season made Enfield and the surrounding area something of a winter wonderland, on Dec. 17. Steve Smith, courant.com, "Snowstorm blankets Enfield area," 18 Dec. 2020 Christmas trees dotted the Kelly Clarkson Christmas wonderland on Friday (Dec. 11), while boughs of holly appeared on the show's virtual panels, which were each rocking Santa caps. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Kelly Clarkson Wishes You a Merry Little Christmas With Latest Cover," 11 Dec. 2020 After the big climax, an epilogue found heroine Diana Prince at the holidays, enjoying a winter wonderland of falling snow, playing children and peace while also being able to move on with her life. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Spoilers! Why 'Wonder Woman 1984' is now and forever officially a Christmas movie," 26 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of wonderland

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of wonderland was in 1790

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18 Feb 2021

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“Wonderland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wonderland. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of wonderland

: a place that is filled with things that are beautiful, impressive, or surprising


won·​der·​land | \ ˈwən-dər-ˌland How to pronounce wonderland (audio) \

Kids Definition of wonderland

: a place of wonders or surprises a vacation wonderland

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