splendiferous

adjective
splen·​dif·​er·​ous | \ splen-ˈdi-f(ə-)rəs How to pronounce splendiferous (audio) \

Definition of splendiferous

: extraordinarily or showily impressive

Other Words from splendiferous

splendiferously adverb
splendiferousness noun

Examples of splendiferous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Second Reich, styled as heir to the Holy Roman Empire, was revived at the Versailles Palace, a splendiferous symbol of French glory. Josef Joffe, WSJ, 30 Oct. 2020 Wear your fanciest duds to this splendiferous gathering for Fancy Nancy fans. chicagotribune.com, 21 July 2019 Go instead for the exquisite acting, the splendiferous set — and a bellyful of laughs. Joanne Engelhardt, The Mercury News, 13 June 2019 Near the garden is an extraordinary couture dress by Ms. Chiuri and Mr. Piccioli for Valentino; its metal-thread embroidery translates Cranach’s Adam and Eve, and its flora and fauna, into splendiferous ornament. Jason Farago, New York Times, 9 May 2018 After owning the weekend with the splendiferous events around their Alta Moda and Alta Sartoria collections, designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana wanted to have some fun, let their hair down, and sit at the kids’ table. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, 12 Apr. 2018 Okja begins with a splendiferous introduction to its title character. David Sims, The Atlantic, 28 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use of splendiferous

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for splendiferous

splendor + -i- + -ferous

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The first known use of splendiferous was in 1843

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“Splendiferous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/splendiferous. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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