marvellous Definition

  • 1causing great wonder, admiration, or astonishment
  • 2extremely good or pleasing

Using marvellous: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "marvellous" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The view from the top of the mountain was marvellous.

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    She did a marvellous job on the project.

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    The performance was absolutely marvellous.

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    The cake tasted marvellous.

marvellous Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for marvellous

Idioms Using marvellous

  • to do something very well


    Despite being new to the job, she made a marvellous fist of it.

  • a sight that is very impressive or beautiful


    The sunset over the ocean was a marvellous sight.

  • a skillful or deft touch


    The artist's marvellous touch brought the painting to life.

Phrases with marvellous

  • news that is very good and exciting


    It's marvellous news that you got accepted into your dream school.

  • a time that is very enjoyable and memorable


    We had a marvellous time at the beach last weekend.

  • an idea that is very clever or innovative


    That's a marvellous idea! I never would have thought of that.

Origins of marvellous

from Old French 'merveille', meaning 'a wonder'


Summary: marvellous in Brief

The term 'marvellous' [ˈmɑːvələs] refers to something that causes great wonder, admiration, or astonishment, or is extremely good or pleasing. It can be used to describe anything from a view to a performance, as in 'The view from the top of the mountain was marvellous.' 'Marvellous' extends into phrases like 'marvellous news,' and idioms like 'make a marvellous fist of something,' denoting skillful execution, and 'marvellous sight,' implying impressive beauty.

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