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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Maybe there’s a movable wonderland of food trucks outside your office. Jacob Brogan, Washington Post, "Go ahead and microwave fish, and other office lunch etiquette you should ignore," 23 Aug. 2019 And in a summertime wonderland of outdoor adventure – mountain-biking, jet-skiing, parasailing, stand-up paddleboarding – the Via is the hottest new hands-on thrill around Lake Tahoe. Allen Pierleoni, The Mercury News, "Tahoe adventures: Squaw’s Via Ferrata takes to the peaks," 18 Aug. 2019 Because the only way to deal with sweltering hot temperatures is by pretending your cozied up in a winter wonderland all day, every day. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Hallmark's Christmas In July Movie Schedule Will Have You Jingling All the Way Through Summer," 29 June 2019 Instagram is many things to many people: a wonderland of Kardashian birthday party pics, a forum on which to sell (and indeed feud over) gummy vitamins. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Why Am I So Obsessed with '90s Nostalgia on Instagram?," 18 June 2019 On an exhilarating journey, encounter this wonderland of geological extremes close up. National Geographic, "Iceland Hiking Adventure," 12 June 2019 For many of those who continued to buy homes, the lure continued to be cheap housing in a tropical wonderland. Simon Romero, New York Times, "Hawaii’s Volcano Country, Where Land Is Cheap and the Living Is Risky," 25 May 2018 The hour-long ride will transport guests into a fantasy winter wonderland as actors recreate iconic scenes from the children's book and film. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Tickets for the Polar Express holiday train ride in Galveston go on sale this week," 20 Aug. 2019 Two years after announcing her plans to bring Cake Bake Shop to Carmel, owner Gwendolyn Rogers has finally opened the delicious wonderland that makes her original Cake Bake in Broad Ripple look like a practice run. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Cake Bake Shop is finally open in Carmel, and it fulfills every sweet dream," 1 July 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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