- superb; excellent; great: a marvelous show.
- such as to cause wonder, admiration, or astonishment; surprising; extraordinary.
- improbable or incredible: the marvelous events of Greek myth.
Origin of marvelous
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Examples from the Web for marvelous
The song was so marvelous, the decision was made to add animation and pitch it to networks.Schoolhouse Rock: A Trojan Horse of Knowledge and Power
September 6, 2014
Every discovery brings us closer to understanding how planets form in all their marvelous variety.Mega-Earth Is the Weirdest Exoplanet Yet
Matthew R. Francis
June 8, 2014
Alison is played by the marvelous Tatiana Maslany, an actress who hails from Regina, Saskatchewan.Why Should You Watch 'Orphan Black'? Tatiana Maslany.
April 19, 2014
If nobody is with us, we might watch something arty—there are marvelous channels of opera or concerts—then go to bed and read.How I Write: Diane Johnson
January 15, 2014
Christmas is a season of marvelous and mystical experiences, and maybe it seems churlish to let science and history intrude.Vatican Science on Christmas and Creationism
December 22, 2013
But something had happened to K. that savored of the marvelous.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
On the ceiling of this marvelous hall he could see carved the stars of heaven.Classic Myths
Mary Catherine Judd
He did not see that the light in her marvelous eyes had grown very tender.Louisiana Lou
William West Winter
"It is marvelous how affection can be concealed," I observed, with sarcasm.
The acrobatics which he performed with that defenceless consonant were marvelous.
Word Origin and History for marvelous
c.1300, "causing wonder," from Old French merveillos "marvelous, wonderful" (Modern French merveilleux), from merveille (see marvel (n.)). Weakened sense of "splendid, very nice" is from 1924. Related: Marvelously.