Definition of wonderstruck in English:



  • (of a person) experiencing a sudden feeling of awed delight or wonder.

    ‘he was wonderstruck by America’
    • ‘We see the world and the people around us with wonderstruck eyes.’
    • ‘Kaju is wonderstruck by what she sees in this diverse country.’
    • ‘A world before which one has to relearn how to look, with the large wide-eyed gaze of a wonderstruck child.’
    • ‘He is wonderstruck by the fact that the camera, a machine, responds quite differently the moment it is placed in different hands.’
    • ‘The stage shook as it resounded with the rhythmic patterns at such speed that evoked gasps from the wonderstruck audience.’
    • ‘I was wonderstruck that he had got two thousand pounds in 1928 by writing a symphony, his No 6, to commemorate the Schubert centenary.’
    • ‘Simon's frail, drifting voice is the emotional key to the music, undercutting the epic strokes of his guitar with a sort of wonderstruck humanness.’
    • ‘‘My first love,’ says the wonderstruck filmmaker.’
    • ‘Every time the enthusiastic traveller is excited because it leaves one wonderstruck at the engineering marvel of the Kottavalasa-Kirandul line on the Waltair Division of the East Coast Railway.’
    • ‘Lash didn't bother staring back at his opponent and spent the next silent minutes looking around him and beaming at everyone who was staring wonderstruck at him.’
    • ‘‘A student of mine suggested him and even I was wonderstruck at his natural acting talent and total professionalism,’ says Sashikumar.’
    • ‘She began to float a few inches from the floor, hair rising around her wonderstruck face.’
    • ‘To round off the evening, there was a magic show that kept the audience wonderstruck.’
    • ‘I was wonderstruck when I learnt that the place now known as Silicon Valley once had an opulence of orchards.’
    • ‘For many of the visitors, it was their first visit to a big hotel, they were wonderstruck and extremely happy to see how housekeeping was an integral part of a hotel.’
    • ‘And if you remember, the family left us wonderstruck a year ago when it had the India Gate in New Delhi disappear.’
    • ‘But more recently, as the last line of the climactic ‘Haye re woh din kyon na aye’ faded out at a morning show of the 1960s classic ‘Anuradha’, bad print and all, the sparse hall echoed to wonderstruck applause.’
    • ‘The men and women from media were left wonderstruck.’
    • ‘Their monuments stand in testimony to their beliefs and even today one is wonderstruck at their foresight.’
    • ‘Many are, in fact, wonderstruck, when they speak of their children's ability to keenly observe things.’
    amazed, filled with astonishment, filled with amazement, astounded, staggered, surprised, startled, stunned, thunderstruck, aghast, taken aback, confounded, dumbfounded, stupefied, dazed, nonplussed, dumbstruck, open-mouthed, agape, lost for words, wide-eyed, awed, filled with awe, filled with wonder, awestruck, wonderstruck
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