Definition of marvellous in English:

marvellous

(US marvelous)

adjective

  • 1Causing great wonder; extraordinary.

    ‘these marvellous technological toys are fun to play with’
    • ‘There were bright flowers, and marvelous forests, and the scents were wonderful.’
    • ‘All of the parents and mentors looked proudly on as the youngsters put on a display of marvelous talent and skills.’
    • ‘The castles and estate homes have always been such a marvelous experience to view and hear historical facts to accompany the narrative.’
    • ‘There are some marvellous fantasy sequences, which help to explain how he may have seen himself.’
    • ‘The exhibition is a marvellous place, full of noise, wonder, props and children.’
    • ‘The marvelous wonder that is your mind never ceases to amaze me.’
    • ‘Spring is a wondrous time full of marvelous sights, sounds and smells.’
    • ‘The costumes were completely marvellous and the sets were to die for in their gorgeousness.’
    • ‘This is a technically marvelous film, choreographed right over the top.’
    • ‘At the time of their opening, the towers were praised as technologically marvelous but aesthetically soulless.’
    • ‘She proved to be a marvellous skip and showed what wonderful determination she possesses.’
    • ‘When an article gets visits in the hundreds, I wonder what marvelous prose has excited so many readers.’
    • ‘You do though, after a while, start to wonder exactly where this marvellous country is.’
    • ‘We will miss her wonderful worlds and the marvelous characters she created to inhabit them.’
    • ‘Regardless, it's a marvelous book with amazing ideas and beautiful photographs.’
    • ‘The journey of about two and half hours was marvelous and adventurious.’
    • ‘Those marvelous blue eyes blazed in fury, shooting brilliant sparks and glowing embers.’
    • ‘His voice was wonderful, his tale marvelous, and his choice of words eloquent and perfect.’
    • ‘We went up in one of those and it was tremendous, a marvellous little airship.’
    • ‘Gone are interesting characters like the greedy and treacherous aide, and that marvelous biplane.’
    amazing, astounding, astonishing, awesome, breathtaking, sensational, remarkable, spectacular, stupendous, staggering, stunning
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    1. 1.1 Extremely good or pleasing; splendid.
      ‘you have done a marvellous job’
      • ‘We are doing a marvellous job of bringing through young players and the upturn in fortunes is just around the corner.’
      • ‘The most marvelous tales of weeping and woe are preached in poetic extreme.’
      • ‘He did a marvellous job and risked his own life to help a neighbour.’
      • ‘To their credit they have done a marvellous job and it has more than justified its cost.’
      • ‘So the crews, I think, did a marvelous job in coordination with the flight attendants.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘They are a dedicated team who do a marvellous job and deserve all the help and support they can get.’
      • ‘Many groups and organisations got involved and they all did a marvellous job.’
      • ‘But meanwhile, with marvelous artistry, he skillfully carved a snowy ivory statue.’
      • ‘This is a marvelous opportunity to save this majestic yet misunderstood bird from extinction in Namibia.’
      • ‘The group and their volunteer helpers are doing a marvelous job but are limited by lack of funds for materials.’
      • ‘He is currently in good form and his positive attitude is a marvellous help to this noble son of Ulster.’
      • ‘He's done a marvelous job of putting minorities into positions of power.’
      • ‘She has done a marvellous job for 50 years and given her life to the country.’
      excellent, splendid, wonderful, magnificent, superb, glorious, sublime, lovely, delightful, beautiful, too good to be true
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

marvellous

/ˈmɑːv(ə)ləs/