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 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, "Black love pervades and inspires four authors on a panel at the Festival of Books," 19 Apr. 2021 This heralding of such wonderment in innovation is certainly understandable. Lance Eliot, Forbes, "Here’s Why Some Are Vehemently And Diametrically Opposed To Self-Driving Cars," 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, "What we’ve learned through 2 weeks of Auburn’s spring football practice," 29 Mar. 2021 With advanced, high-definition imaging from its SuperCam and audio recording capability, all-new images and sounds have been beamed back to Earth to the wonderment of scientists and civilians alike. Julia Musto, Fox News, "What the Perseverance Mars rover has accomplished so far," 18 Mar. 2021 Never mind the lines, churros all around, if only for the look of wonderment on my children’s faces — in normal times, churros were allowed only occasionally, and then at the end of a long FastPass-chasing day. Los Angeles Times, "Will anyone pay $75 to visit Disney California Adventure with no rides open? You bet," 26 Feb. 2021 In a world that has been nothing but upside down and inside out since the start of March last year, the mundane can border on wonderment. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, "For openers, can the Bruins patch together a new defense?," 13 Jan. 2021 The result prompted social media wonderment at how the Vikings managed to finagle another top-dollar contract into a tenuous cap situation, and triggered popular memes about how the NFL salary cap is a myth. Ben Goessling, Star Tribune, "How are the Vikings paying for all this? With creativity and audacity," 18 Sep. 2020 Eliana was in an extended state of wonderment, Pauls told USA TODAY. Joel Shannon, USA TODAY, "A lonely 4-year-old girl in California started a 'magic' fairy garden. Then came the first note from Sapphire.," 18 Dec. 2020

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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 12 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of wonderment

: a feeling of being surprised or amazed


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