Definition of excellent in English:

excellent

Syllabification: ex·cel·lent
Pronunciation: /ˈeksələnt
 
/

adjective

exclamation

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  • Used to indicate approval or pleasure: “What a lovely idea! Excellent!”

Derivatives

excellently

adverb
More example sentences
  • Overall it was a wonderful weekend of racing which was excellently organised and ran off by Sue Phelan and her team.
  • The locations are excellently chosen if you are a typical ANC voter, I note.
  • The themes which run through the comedy are excellently drawn out in a production which is both thought-provoking and entertaining.

Origin

late Middle English (in the general sense 'excelling, outstanding', referring to either a good or bad quality): from Old French, from Latin excellent 'being preeminent', from excellere (see excel). The current appreciatory sense dates from the early 17th century.

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