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

Examples of wonderful in a Sentence

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.
Recent Examples on the Web She's always been such a wonderful bright light and fun energy to be around. Lauren Huff, EW.com, 23 May 2024 Borisov, so wonderful as the soulful Russian miner in Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen’s Compartment No. 6, plays the character’s sensitivity by stealth degrees, through to a closing scene that’s intentionally awkward but genuinely moving. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for wonderful 

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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 28 May. 2024.

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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