Definition of marvelous in English:

marvelous

(British marvellous)

adjective

  • 1Causing great wonder; extraordinary.

    ‘marvelous technological toys’
    • ‘You do though, after a while, start to wonder exactly where this marvellous country is.’
    • ‘When an article gets visits in the hundreds, I wonder what marvelous prose has excited so many readers.’
    • ‘The marvelous wonder that is your mind never ceases to amaze me.’
    • ‘Regardless, it's a marvelous book with amazing ideas and beautiful photographs.’
    • ‘His voice was wonderful, his tale marvelous, and his choice of words eloquent and perfect.’
    • ‘We will miss her wonderful worlds and the marvelous characters she created to inhabit them.’
    • ‘Spring is a wondrous time full of marvelous sights, sounds and smells.’
    • ‘There are some marvellous fantasy sequences, which help to explain how he may have seen himself.’
    • ‘The exhibition is a marvellous place, full of noise, wonder, props and children.’
    • ‘We went up in one of those and it was tremendous, a marvellous little airship.’
    • ‘She proved to be a marvellous skip and showed what wonderful determination she possesses.’
    • ‘The costumes were completely marvellous and the sets were to die for in their gorgeousness.’
    • ‘There were bright flowers, and marvelous forests, and the scents were wonderful.’
    • ‘At the time of their opening, the towers were praised as technologically marvelous but aesthetically soulless.’
    • ‘Those marvelous blue eyes blazed in fury, shooting brilliant sparks and glowing embers.’
    • ‘The castles and estate homes have always been such a marvelous experience to view and hear historical facts to accompany the narrative.’
    • ‘This is a technically marvelous film, choreographed right over the top.’
    • ‘Gone are interesting characters like the greedy and treacherous aide, and that marvelous biplane.’
    • ‘The journey of about two and half hours was marvelous and adventurious.’
    • ‘All of the parents and mentors looked proudly on as the youngsters put on a display of marvelous talent and skills.’
    amazing, astounding, astonishing, awesome, breathtaking, sensational, remarkable, spectacular, stupendous, staggering, stunning
    1. 1.1Extremely good or pleasing; splendid.
      ‘you have done a marvelous job’
      ‘it's marvelous to see you’
      • ‘David said the volunteers had done a marvellous job and he was pleased to give them a boost when their energy levels ran low.’
      • ‘Now we have a swimming pool, a marvellous garden and a splendid folly.’
      • ‘So the crews, I think, did a marvelous job in coordination with the flight attendants.’
      • ‘He's done a marvelous job of putting minorities into positions of power.’
      • ‘He did a marvellous job and risked his own life to help a neighbour.’
      • ‘We are doing a marvellous job of bringing through young players and the upturn in fortunes is just around the corner.’
      • ‘She has done a marvellous job for 50 years and given her life to the country.’
      • ‘They are a dedicated team who do a marvellous job and deserve all the help and support they can get.’
      • ‘Many groups and organisations got involved and they all did a marvellous job.’
      • ‘To their credit they have done a marvellous job and it has more than justified its cost.’
      • ‘The group and their volunteer helpers are doing a marvelous job but are limited by lack of funds for materials.’
      • ‘He is currently in good form and his positive attitude is a marvellous help to this noble son of Ulster.’
      • ‘The most marvelous tales of weeping and woe are preached in poetic extreme.’
      • ‘But meanwhile, with marvelous artistry, he skillfully carved a snowy ivory statue.’
      • ‘This is a marvelous opportunity to save this majestic yet misunderstood bird from extinction in Namibia.’
      excellent, splendid, wonderful, magnificent, superb, glorious, sublime, lovely, delightful, beautiful, too good to be true

Origin

Middle English from Old French merveillus, from merveille (see marvel).

Pronunciation

marvelous

/ˈmärv(ə)ləs/ /ˈmɑrv(ə)ləs/