phenomenal

[ fi-nom-uh-nl ]
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adjective
  1. highly extraordinary or prodigious; exceptional: phenomenal speed.

  2. of or relating to phenomena.

  1. of the nature of a phenomenon; cognizable by the senses.

Origin of phenomenal

1
First recorded in 1815–25; phenomen(on) + -al1

Other words for phenomenal

Other words from phenomenal

  • phe·nom·e·nal·i·ty, noun
  • phe·nom·e·nal·ly, adverb
  • non·phe·nom·e·nal, adjective
  • non·phe·nom·e·nal·ly, adverb
  • sem·i·phe·nom·e·nal, adjective
  • sem·i·phe·nom·e·nal·ly, adverb
  • un·phe·nom·e·nal, adjective
  • un·phe·nom·e·nal·ly, adverb

Words that may be confused with phenomenal

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How to use phenomenal in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for phenomenal

phenomenal

/ (fɪˈnɒmɪnəl) /


adjective
  1. of or relating to a phenomenon

  2. extraordinary; outstanding; remarkable: a phenomenal achievement

  1. philosophy known or perceived by the senses rather than the mind

Derived forms of phenomenal

  • phenomenally, adverb

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