won·​der·​land | \ˈwən-dər-ˌland, -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.

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The second hotel on the 60-ride theme park’s property is a medieval wonderland, bedecked in bricks and turrets, and designed especially for children ages 2-12. Sunset, "The All-New Legoland Castle Hotel Is a Royally Fun Stay," 22 Jan. 2018 Why: The picturesque Bavarian village of Leavenworth, about 120 miles east of Seattle, gilds itself in Christmas lights each winter and welcomes visitors to a winter wonderland. latimes.com, "Detours worth taking on your next road trip," 20 May 2018 Between planning a winter wonderland wedding and co-starring on one of the biggest shows on television, Trainor sees no stopping in sight. Julius Young, Fox News, "Meghan Trainor talks wedding plans, working with her co-stars on 'The Four'," 28 June 2018 The wonderland of pink sand has barely changed in years. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "The 2017 America's Cup Will Be the Most Intense Ever," 3 Apr. 2017 Come Tuesday, Insomniac broadens its horizons to Los Angeles State Historic Park, inviting Grammy-winning producer Zedd to perform in the 32-acre wonderland. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Zedd Takes Over Insomniac's Nite Owl Radio on SiriusXM Ahead of LA Park Concert," 29 June 2018 But Pine Trace is a perfect blend of bucolic wonderland and demanding golf. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "Top 10 metro Detroit public golf courses for 2018," 6 July 2018 Check them out ahead along with the campaign video and get ready to daydream of a mythical Greek wonderland. refinery29.com, "Diptyque's New Summer Collaboration Is Really Trippy," 3 May 2018 Karl Lagerfeld’s Fall 2018 show for Chanel re-created an autumnal wonderland inside the Grand Palais, down to icebox-crisped fall leaves, tussocks of moss, and Brontë-esque fog. Chloe Malle, Vogue, "Spring in Step: The Chanel Tribeca Film Festival Artist’s Dinner," 24 Apr. 2018

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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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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 \

Kids Definition of wonderland

: a place of wonders or surprises a vacation wonderland

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obstinately defiant of authority

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