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phenomenal Syllabification: phe·nom·e·nal
Pronunciation: /fəˈnämənəl/

Definition of phenomenal in English:


1Very remarkable; extraordinary: the town expanded at a phenomenal rate
More example sentences
  • His scoring rate was phenomenal and he is definitely one of the jewels in Tipperary's crown.
  • When WFCAM is scanning the sky it will produce images at a phenomenal rate.
  • The mites breed at a phenomenal rate in soft furnishings such as pillows and mattresses.
marvelous, magnificent, wonderful, outstanding, singular, out of the ordinary, unusual, unprecedented
literary wondrous
2Perceptible by the senses or through immediate experience: the phenomenal world
More example sentences
  • Heidegger is not simply describing the phenomenal character of our experience of others.
  • Nietzsche rejected the Kantian distinction between a noumenal and phenomenal world.
  • Now one might wonder why the immediacy of visual perception and the phenomenal principle are in conflict.


Pronunciation: /fəˈnämənəˌlīz/
sense 2.
Example sentences
  • It is an unreasoned assumption that every type of consciousness phenomenalises “self” in the same way.
  • The idea phenomenalises itself, and the science of nature is seen to be the science of God as a Determinate.

Words that rhyme with phenomenal

abdominal, nominal, pronominal
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