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 Tamar Stuart and Keyon Morris left the wonderland, arms filled with toys and groceries and their hearts with joy and gratitude. Errol Barnett, CBS News, "Bahamas holiday festival lifting spirits months after Hurricane Dorian," 17 Dec. 2019 Yesterday, Kylie Jenner showed off her winter-wonderland-worthy outfits on Instagram. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kylie Jenner Goes From Snow Bunny to Snow Vixen in Winter Wonderland," 6 Dec. 2019 That might be tropical, winter wonderland, or wine and cheese, or it could be organized around a timely event such as the Oscars or a holiday - really, whatever people would enjoy. Anna Goldfarb, chicagotribune.com, "Stay flexible, and other dinner party hosting tips for beginners," 6 Dec. 2019 These homeowners spend countless hours meticulously creating their front yard winter wonderlands that draw in hundreds of visitors from across the Houston area each year. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Here's where to see the best Christmas lights around Houston this year," 3 Dec. 2019 But at the very least, locals can create their own holiday wonderland by decorating their homes, hanging twinkle lights, and ornamenting a Christmas tree. Taylor Seely, azcentral, "Valley 101 podcast: Where do real Christmas trees in Arizona come from? Do they grow here?," 2 Dec. 2019 There are 10 winter wonderlands The Coney Elf Village, International Street, Rivertown Wonderland, Tinsel Town, WinterFest Way, Coca-Cola Polar Bear Plaza, Action Ice Zone, Artisan Village, Candy Cane Lane and Charlie Brown's Christmas Town. Sarah Brookbank, Cincinnati.com, "Kings Island's WinterFest returns Friday with 10 winter wonderlands, 5 million lights," 19 Nov. 2019 Mr Abrahamsen, now 67, has often proved his mastery of winter music through minutely detailed scores that build into shimmering, fractal wonderlands of sound. The Economist, "A new retelling of “The Snow Queen” is aimed squarely at adults," 31 Dec. 2019 The winter wonderland is built from scratch when the cold conditions allow the ice to sprout from the barren ground. USA TODAY, "Purple potatoes, suffragette mountain, pig your pardon?: News from around our 50 states," 17 Dec. 2019

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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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17 Jan 2020

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“Wonderland.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wonderland. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of wonderland

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


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Kids Definition of wonderland

: a place of wonders or surprises a vacation wonderland

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showing steady, earnest care and effort

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