Definition of awestruck in English:

awestruck

(also awestricken)

adjective

  • Filled with or revealing awe.

    ‘people were awestruck by the pictures sent back to earth’
    • ‘He fielded questions about education reform and alcoholism from his visibly awestruck guests.’
    • ‘When he stopped, it took almost five seconds for the awestruck audience to realise it.’
    • ‘I have been awestruck by this man for a year now and he just keeps getting better.’
    • ‘Local children watched awestruck as Her Excellency's helicopter touched down in the local sports ground.’
    • ‘At the nearby aquarium, the children were awestruck by the different kinds of fish.’
    • ‘He was such an impressive person and I was awestruck when I met him for the first time.’
    • ‘When you first do the space walk you are just utterly awestruck for the first few seconds about how beautiful it is.’
    • ‘At each home, Bakshi would ask the awestruck man how much he thought his hut was worth.’
    • ‘We were awestruck by the amazing views down the ravine and on to the river.’
    • ‘We were both awestruck by our initial view of the country - and equally stiff and tired.’
    • ‘The way you use words to exact the maximum meaning with such simplicity leaves me awestruck.’
    • ‘If his hosts had heard it before, they were too awestruck to let it show.’
    • ‘She was surrounded by a group of awestruck teenagers all snapping away on their camera phones.’
    • ‘But I also feel a little awestruck at the artfulness and audacity of it all.’
    • ‘The audience, suitably awestruck, could only stare in wonder.’
    • ‘And as he left the auditorium the awestricken crowd got to their feet and cheered him on…’
    • ‘But their awestruck silence was soon replaced by gales of laughter when their teacher read the letter out loud.’
    • ‘I was too awestruck to get any pictures; fortunately, Luke was there to handle it.’
    • ‘The failure of civil servants was that they regarded him with awestruck reverence.’
    • ‘Even looking at the graphics doesn't instill any sense of awestruck wonder.’
    awed, filled with wonder, filled with awe, wonderstruck, amazed, filled with amazement, astonished, filled with astonishment, lost for words, open-mouthed
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Pronunciation

awestruck

/ˈɔːstrʌk/