wonderment

noun

won·​der·​ment ˈwən-dər-mənt How to pronounce wonderment (audio)
1
: a cause of or occasion for wonder
2
3
: curiosity about something

Examples of wonderment in a Sentence

He felt a sense of wonderment. gazed in wonderment at the holiday decorations
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
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 21 May. 2024.

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wonderment

noun
won·​der·​ment ˈwən-dər-mənt How to pronounce wonderment (audio)
1
2
: curiosity about something

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