noun, plural an·ni mi·ra·bi·les [ahn-nee mi-rah-bi-les; English an-ahy-muh-rab-uh-leez, an-ee] /ˈɑn ni mɪˈrɑ bɪˌlɛs; English ˈæn aɪ məˈræb əˌliz, ˌæn i/, Latin.
British Dictionary definitions for annus mirabilis
noun plural anni mirabiles (ˈænaɪ mɪˈræbɪliːz)
Word Origin and History for annus mirabilis
1667, Latin, literally "wonderful year, year of wonders," title of a publication by Dryden, with reference to 1666, which was a year of calamities in London (plague, fire, war).
Culture definitions for annus mirabilis
A Latin expression meaning “miraculous year.” The term refers to a year in which an unusual number of remarkable things occurred: “The Waste Land and Ulysses both appeared in 1922, the annus mirabilis of modern literature.”