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.
- Also especially British, mar·vel·lous .
- mar·vel·ous·ly, adverb
- mar·vel·lous·ness, noun
- su·per·mar·vel·ous, adjective
- su·per·mar·vel·ous·ly, adverb
- su·per·mar·vel·ous·ness, noun
- un·mar·vel·lous, adjective
- un·mar·vel·lous·ly, adverb
- un·mar·vel·lous·ness, noun
- un·mar·vel·ous, adjective
- un·mar·vel·ous·ly, adverb
- un·mar·vel·ous·ness, noun
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How to use marvelous in a sentence
Dime store museums, with their magicians, musicians, actors, charlatans, freaks, ventriloquists, and animal acts, each claiming to be the most marvelous of them all, were on the rise.When Science Was the Best Show in America - Issue 93: Forerunners | Lee Alan Dugatkin | November 18, 2020 | Nautilus
Just goes to show you that manageable can still be marvelous.Harissa-glazed turkey legs with sweet potatoes deliver big flavor on a budget | Becky Krystal | November 10, 2020 | Washington Post
It manages by relying almost exclusively on Lauren Graham and her marvelous expressiveness to carry everything.
Plus, it makes a marvelous gift for parents and kids birthdays.The best mini waffle makers for delectable breakfasts | PopSci Commerce Team | October 2, 2020 | Popular-Science
Silk is a marvelous material with a long history and has many uses.
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 | Jason Lynch | September 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Every discovery brings us closer to understanding how planets form in all their marvelous variety.
Alison is played by the marvelous Tatiana Maslany, an actress who hails from Regina, Saskatchewan.Why Should You Watch 'Orphan Black'? Tatiana Maslany. | Sujay Kumar | April 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If nobody is with us, we might watch something arty—there are marvelous channels of opera or concerts—then go to bed and read.
Christmas is a season of marvelous and mystical experiences, and maybe it seems churlish to let science and history intrude.
The rapid spread of the revolt was not a whit less marvelous than its lack of method or cohesion.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
There was a while when I developed a marvelous capacity for dodging invitations to Fort Walsh.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
The marvelous improvements in mechanism and tone production and control in 1886 to 1913 by Robt.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
The box made the round of the table, and every one was fervently eloquent about the marvelous resemblance.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
Yet the word vagrant is a misnomer in this city, where economy has reached a finesse that is marvelous.The Real Latin Quarter | F. Berkeley Smith