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marvelous Syllabification: mar·vel·ous
Pronunciation: /ˈmärv(ə)ləs/
(British marvellous)

Definition of marvelous in English:


1Causing great wonder; extraordinary: marvelous technological toys
More example sentences
  • You do though, after a while, start to wonder exactly where this marvellous country is.
  • When an article gets visits in the hundreds, I wonder what marvelous prose has excited so many readers.
  • The marvelous wonder that is your mind never ceases to amaze me.
1.1Extremely good or pleasing; splendid: you have done a marvelous job it’s marvelous to see you
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  • David said the volunteers had done a marvellous job and he was pleased to give them a boost when their energy levels ran low.
  • Now we have a swimming pool, a marvellous garden and a splendid folly.
  • So the crews, I think, did a marvelous job in coordination with the flight attendants.
excellent, splendid, wonderful, magnificent, superb, glorious, sublime, lovely, delightful, too good to be true
smashing, brilliant, boss
informal,, dated swell, dreamy


Pronunciation: /ˈmärv(ə)ləsnəs/
Example sentences
  • It features what he calls his ‘illusions,’ sleights-of-eye-and-mind that stagger around the lines between post-modernism, nostalgia, film references, and sheer aesthetic marvelousness.
  • Nobody said anything of absolute total marvellousness and profundity, but we were all ourselves at our best, and we had a thoroughly good time.
  • He was invoking the marvelousness of uncoordinated knowledge as a counterpoint to the socialists of his day who argued for the superiority of centralized, state-run, top-down coordination.


Middle English: from Old French merveillus, from merveille (see marvel).

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