wonderful

adjective

won·​der·​ful ˈwən-dər-fəl How to pronounce wonderful (audio)
1
: exciting wonder : marvelous, astonishing
a sight wonderful to behold
2
: unusually good : admirable
did a wonderful job
wonderfulness noun

Example Sentences

The rooms were filled with wonderful works of art. It was a wonderful party. You did a wonderful job. She came home with wonderful news. It's wonderful to finally meet you.
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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of wonderful was before the 12th century

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“Wonderful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wonderful. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

wonderful

adjective

won·​der·​ful ˈwən-dər-fəl How to pronounce wonderful (audio)
1
: exciting wonder : marvelous
a sight wonderful to behold
2
: unusually good : admirable
did a wonderful job
wonderfully adverb

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