[ mahr-vuh-luhs ]
/ ˈmɑr və ləs /


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.

Words nearby marvelous

Also especially British, mar·vel·lous.

Origin of marvelous

1300–50; Middle English merve(il)lous < Middle French merveilleus. See marvel, -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM marvelous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for marvellous


US marvelous

/ (ˈmɑːvələs) /


causing great wonder, surprise, etc; extraordinary
improbable or incredible
excellent; splendid

Derived forms of marvellous

marvellously or US marvelously, adverbmarvellousness or US marvelousness, noun
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