marvelous Definition

  • 1causing great wonder or surprise
  • 2extremely good or pleasing

Using marvelous: Examples

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

  • Example

    The view from the top of the mountain was absolutely marvelous.

  • Example

    She did a marvelous job on the project.

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    The food at the restaurant was simply marvelous.

  • Example

    The concert was a marvelous experience.

marvelous Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for marvelous

Idioms Using marvelous

  • to do something very well, often unexpectedly


    Despite having no experience in cooking, she made a marvelous fist of the meal.

  • marvelous in someone's eyes

    to be highly regarded or admired by someone


    Her talent for singing was marvelous in her teacher's eyes.

  • marvelous things

    something that is amazing or impressive


    The new technology can do marvelous things that were once thought impossible.

Phrases with marvelous

  • an enjoyable and memorable experience


    We had a marvelous time at the beach last weekend.

  • news that is exciting or positive


    It was marvelous news to hear that she got the job.

  • weather that is pleasant and enjoyable


    We had a marvelous day for our picnic in the park.

Origins of marvelous

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


Summary: marvelous in Brief

The term 'marvelous' [ˈmɑːvələs] describes something that causes great wonder or surprise, or is extremely good or pleasing. It can refer to experiences like 'The concert was a marvelous experience,' or to quality like 'She did a marvelous job on the project.' 'Marvelous' also extends into phrases like 'marvelous news,' and idioms like 'make a marvelous fist of something,' denoting unexpected success.

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