splen·​dif·​er·​ous splen-ˈdi-f(ə-)rəs How to pronounce splendiferous (audio)
: extraordinarily or showily impressive
splendiferously adverb
splendiferousness noun

Examples of splendiferous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Video From The New Yorker To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Meanwhile, Fennell lavishes gleefully derisive attention on the splendiferous absurdities of the mansion and its inhabitants. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 18 Nov. 2023 The play finishes with one last surprising illusion and one splendiferous profusion of music, and costuming by Dominique Fawn Hill. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 20 Apr. 2023 That is until rumblings started arriving on the trade winds approaching Goat Island that the craze of these generational mystics being honored via splendiferous new celebrations was at least in part being subsidized by another hot trend: crowdsourcing. al, 13 Feb. 2023 Originally the Morse Theatre and variously thereafter a synagogue, a shoe repair store and most recently a splendiferous jazz club restored by Jennifer Pritzker, the 249-seat Rhapsody Theater reopened Tuesday night in Rogers Park with magic at the forefront of its future. Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune, 22 June 2022 But Soo Hugh's splendiferous adaptation of Min Jin Lee's acclaimed 2017 novel about the Korean diaspora in Japan draws much of its power from moments that are deceptively small. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, 27 June 2022 As is true of most Cameron movies, the splendiferous visuals are counterbalanced by often thudding dialogue. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 Dec. 2022 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 See More

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Word History


splendor + -i- + -ferous

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 23 Feb. 2024.

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