- 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 marvelously
She is a marvelously complicated, funny, infuriating, and in some ways deeply admirable character.Colm Toibin Describes The Creation Of His Quiet Masterpiece ‘Nora Webster’
November 3, 2014
As Ezra Klein acknowledged, Mitt is a marvelously talented -- if so pragmatic he infuriates ideologues -- manager.Why I'm for Mitt
November 4, 2012
It was simply a coppery glow, marvelously delicate, molding her face.Way of the Lawless
The timid smile that wreathed the tiny mouth was marvelously winning.Within the Law
The top floors were devoted to marvelously equipped laboratories.Slaves of Mercury
You will see that he will reply, and that he speaks Turkish marvelously.The Middle Class Gentleman
The strings were of cat-gut and were in marvelously good condition.How the Piano Came to Be
Ellye Howell Glover
Word Origin and History for marvelously
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.