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.

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Getty Images Taking place at the Grand Palais in Paris on Tuesday 5 March, Karl Lagerfeld’s final Chanel show was set against a winter wonderland. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Karl Lagerfeld's Final Chanel Show Was a Snowy Winter Wonderland," 5 Mar. 2019 The zoo’s Island Gheens Room in the Island Pavilion will be transformed into a holiday wonderland and will include a visit from Santa, his elves and Frosty the Snowman and Mrs. Claus. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "What to do around Louisville this week: Santa's Safari, 'The Nutcracker' & more," 13 Dec. 2017 The Grand Palais in Paris was transformed into a stunning and Insta-worthy winter wonderland for the special occasion that honored Lagerfeld's legacy. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson Share a Rare PDA Moment on Instagram," 6 Mar. 2019 But what about the winter wonderlands that are on the cusp of becoming well-known, whether they’re recently developed, recently accessible, or just recently discovered by a new demographic or generation? Elise Taylor, Vogue, "These Ski Destinations Are on the Rise, According to Airbnb," 16 Jan. 2019 Yes, his old sidekick has turned up again, bringing with her Felix and Sylvester, the Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum of this particular wonderland. refinery29.com, "Westworld Season 2, Episode 3 Recap: Machiavellian Condundrum," 7 May 2018 Learning to love to give Some of the schools visiting VMP took the spirit of giving even further by putting their own unique twist on their field trip to the winter wonderland. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Kids 2 Kids Christmas toy drive captures holiday spirit for both young and old," 4 Dec. 2017 Yesterday, Kim posted what is basically her own version of a royal Christmas card on Instagram, showing off her sweet family (with North in a striking red lip) and a few behind-the-scenes glimpses at their winter wonderland. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Kim Kardashian and Kanye Recreated Their Wedding First Dance at Their Christmas Party," 28 Dec. 2018 The youngest Gaines isn't the only one frolicking in the winter wonderland, either. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Joanna Gaines Bundled Up 7-Month-Old Crew in This Top-Rated Baby Snowsuit You Can Buy," 5 Feb. 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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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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