won·​der·​ment | \ ˈwən-dər-mənt How to pronounce wonderment (audio) \

Definition of wonderment

1 : a cause of or occasion for wonder
3 : curiosity about something

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Examples of wonderment in a Sentence

He felt a sense of wonderment. gazed in wonderment at the holiday decorations
Recent Examples on the Web Sir David Attenborough has long focused mainly on the beauties and mysteries of nature rather than its destruction, conveying his own genuine wonderment with a dash of wry wit to entice viewers to love and conserve the planet. Andrea Marks, Rolling Stone, 7 June 2021 Watching a seed germinate, tracking the progress of growth, dealing with obstacles, sensing the wonderment of bud formation and so much more make up gardening. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, 3 June 2021 Theatrical wonderment can be heard in Apple’s cadence and intonation through the track, which remains one of her signature moves. The Christian Science Monitor, 18 Dec. 2020 Creating a world that's filled with wonderment, legacy and soul. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 11 May 2021 Speaking of wonderment and rebirth after pain, the rousing gospel number was a particularly resonant component of this largely lush and stirring show, staged just as light is glimmering at the end of America’s pandemic tunnel. Washington Post, 3 May 2021 The stories in her collection feature Black and multiracial characters experiencing the chaos and wonderment of love, lust and grief, along with the push and pull of inescapable history. Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2021 This heralding of such wonderment in innovation is certainly understandable. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 5 Apr. 2021 Auburn’s new defensive coordinator has had a childlike wonderment while toying with his defensive scheme and how to adapt it to the Tigers’ personnel, especially in the front seven. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, 29 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of wonderment

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of wonderment was in the 15th century

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“Wonderment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wonderment. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of wonderment

: a feeling of being surprised or amazed


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