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

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The rich, Cohen figures, want to see the impossible, feats of wonderment that money seemingly cannot buy. Cody Delistraty, The New Republic, "Why Is the One Percent So Obsessed With Magic?," 26 Aug. 2019 For all the wonderment over the moon landing, many Americans remained concerned that the program was a distraction from poverty and inequality at home. Michael Levenson, BostonGlobe.com, "50 years later, memories of the moon landing reflect a historic achievement during a turbulent time," 18 July 2019 Look at these marchers, some with faces upturned with wonderment and discovery, some with arms raised to clap, some scowling and angry; some seeking militant visibility and some turning bashfully from the camera. Andrew Solomon, New York Times, "The First New York Pride March Was an Act of ‘Desperate Courage’," 27 June 2019 The stunning beauty and spiritual life of the architecture and glass suddenly came to life and left me in a state of wonderment. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Top Designers on What Notre-Dame Means to Them," 17 Apr. 2019 With the widest part of the tree at the top and the narrowest down below, upside-down Christmas trees almost appear to float, enhancing the wonderment of the winter holiday. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Those Upside-Down Christmas Trees Everyone's Flipping for Actually Go Way Back," 25 Sep. 2018 Those big beautiful eyes resembling mine, staring back, helpless, full of wonderment and love really tugged at me. Zoe Wilder, Good Housekeeping, "Why I Couldn't Care Less About Having Kids," 15 June 2015 Lovin started the blog to stay in touch with family and friends; her first posts are full of wonderment about New York, navigating the subway, going to a baseball game, seeing the lights lit up for the four-year anniversary of 9/11. Lydia Kiesling, The Cut, "The Evolution of a Mormon Mommy Blogger," 27 June 2018 Incredibles 2, like so many other wonderments from this premier animation house, left a little pebble in my shoe, a pea under the mattress, that kept me from fully embracing it. Graeme Mcmillan, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Incredibles 2': What the Critics Are Saying," 11 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of wonderment

: a feeling of being surprised or amazed


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