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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Photo: Alamy Munich Start at Karlsplatz, not far from the main rail station, and stroll the half-dozen pedestrian-only blocks through a wonderland of pastel houses, stepped gables and windows dripping with geraniums, on down to the Rathaus. William Sertl, WSJ, "Brief, Breezy and Foolproof Itineraries to 6 European Cities," 16 Jan. 2019 This Connecticut wonderland located at 168 Taconic Road is on the market for $3,950,000. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Picture-perfect 1880 estate on 60 acres asks $3.9M," 20 Dec. 2018 Divers and snorkelers can explore a wonderland of some 750 species of fish in the surrounding sea, and there are private marine safaris and deserted island excursions—with picnics—at their beck and call. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "The Best Places to Travel in 2019," 7 Dec. 2018 With quirky ornaments and an untraditional use of holiday classics, Camille created her own whimsical wonderland within her Austin, Texas, home. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "Blogger Camille Styles Breaks All Of The Traditional Holiday Decorating Rules," 23 Nov. 2018 The eons-old erosion resulted in a wonderland of waterfalls, including five of the world's tallest; polished domes; toothy peaks; and precipitous cliffs. Andrea Sachs, chicagotribune.com, "This summer, stop by the 23 U.S. locales that have risen to become UNESCO World Heritage sites," 4 May 2018 If the storm reaches its maximum strength, parts of the country may look like a winter wonderland. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "The First Major Snowstorm of 2019 Will Hit a Large Part of the Country This Weekend," 8 Jan. 2019 Kim Kardashian took over for mom Kris Jenner to put on one of the biggest spectacles the family has ever seen: an over-the-top winter wonderland theme, including synthetic snow for sledding. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "How John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Made the Kardashian Christmas Party Perfect," 26 Dec. 2018 ZooLights, Point Defiance FRI-JAN. 6 Colorful winter wonderland with more than 700,000 lights, 3-D animal light displays, 5-9 p.m. through Jan. 6, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $6-$12 (pdza.org/event/zoolights). Madeline Mckenzie, The Seattle Times, "Community calendar: Seattle Center Winterfest, tree lightings, holiday shopping and more," 21 Nov. 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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