The Grand Canyon is one of the natural wonders of the world.
This new computer is a technological wonder.
The child's eyes were filled with wonder during the trip to the circus.
We watched the fireworks show with wonder and amazement.
She gazed up at the tall buildings in wonder.
Is it any wonder why this movie is so popular? Verb
Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue?
Who could that be at the door, I wonder?
She wondered aloud what to do with the money.
I was wondering about that.
Sometimes his behavior makes me wonder. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
This nipple cream is a moisturizer from heaven that is not only top-notch for use after breastfeeding but is also a wonder for use on lips, feet, elbows, and cheeks.—Dallas News, 18 Jan. 2023 Fire of Love is not only a visual wonder that documents one of nature’s great mysteries.—Scott Phillips, Forbes, 20 Dec. 2022 Which is why the 4.2-liter V-8 is such a wonder in this body: the 400E is anything but molasses-slow.—Arthur St. Antoine, Car and Driver, 15 Dec. 2022 Frivolity aside, the Retrievers’ success at 3-pointers is not exactly a one-year wonder.—Edward Lee, Baltimore Sun, 13 Dec. 2022 The stop-motion marvel is a wonder to behold, the craftsmanship is absolutely immaculate and consistently had my jaw agape.—Barry Levitt, Vulture, 7 Dec. 2022 His Stone is a comic wonder, charismatic, crude, awful, irresistible.—Christine Dolen, Sun Sentinel, 8 Nov. 2022 East Building is a modern wonder by I.M. Pei, with a monolithic Henry Moore sculpture at its entrance and Pei’s now iconic glass pyramids in the plaza separating this building from the original west gallery.—Rima Suqi, ELLE Decor, 8 Nov. 2022 Staying at Sofitel Luxury, convenience and hospitality define the Sofitel Mexico City Reforma Hotel which is a wonder of its own to explore with its four restaurants, restored library bar, indoor pool, spa, and fitness center.—Brande Victorian, Essence, 31 Oct. 2022
Executives warn that bankruptcy might be unavoidable, although many experts wonder whether the 52-year-old retailer will survive at all.—Jaclyn Peiser, Washington Post, 16 Jan. 2023 With glycolic acid, lactic acid, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and the retinol-alternative bakuchiol, your skin will be so glowy that people will wonder who your facialist is.—Nerisha Penrose, ELLE, 14 Jan. 2023 Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher play longtime friends who swap homes and wonder about their relationship in the trailer for Netflix’s rom-com Your Place or Mine.—Hilary Lewis, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Jan. 2023 There are really folks who wonder if the Cowboys will fire McCarthy if Dallas doesn’t win a playoff game.—Dallas News, 9 Jan. 2023 But some military experts wonder if the successes are sustainable.—Matthew Mpoke Bigg, New York Times, 3 Jan. 2023 But while progressives suggest that the difference between a win and a loss in Wisconsin was more investment, others wonder if the Barnes campaign made a strategic error in not directly rebutting Johnson’s attacks earlier on.—Time, 3 Jan. 2023 The people who care about you likely wonder what caused this reclusiveness, and updating them on your current life should be worth it.—Chicago Tribune, 31 Dec. 2022 Then came the bombshell revelation that the player nicknamed PBJ (his initials) had never had a PBJ until a week or so ago, making everyone facetiously wonder what was wrong with his parents.—Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Dec. 2022
This was half a century ago, but there is still wonder in his voice.—Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 7 Dec. 2021 It’s no wonder European markets are drooling at the prospect of grabbing a bigger slice of the SPAC pie.—Adrian Croft, Fortune, 4 Mar. 2021 See More
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Middle English, from Old English wundor; akin to Old High German wuntar wonder
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a