Definition of Wirtschaftswunder in English:

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Wirtschaftswunder

Pronunciation: /ˈvirCHäftsˌvo͝ondər/

noun

An economic miracle, especially the economic recovery of the Federal Republic of West Germany after World War II.
Example sentences
  • But it does mean that such possibilities may soon be seriously considered, especially if Germany's new government fails to create a new Wirtschaftswunder (economic miracle).
  • While economists cautiously predict that Germany could be heading for a new Wirtschaftswunder - economic miracle - few in this country of 80m feel much optimism after being condemned as the sick man of Europe for so long.

Origin

German.

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Syllabification: Wirt·schafts·wun·der

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