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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fantastic, grand, howling(a), marvelous, marvellous, rattling(a), terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrousadjective

    extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers

    "a fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was fantastic!"; "a howling success"; "a marvelous collection of rare books"; "had a rattling conversation about politics"; "a tremendous achievement"

  2. marvelous, marvellous, miraculousadjective

    being or having the character of a miracle

  3. improbable, marvelous, marvellous, tall(a)adjective

    too improbable to admit of belief

    "a tall story"


  1. marvellousadjective

    Exciting wonder or surprise; astonishing; wonderful.

    I went to a marvellous party last week.

  2. Etymology: First attested from 1300, from Old French, from merveillos, from merveille a wonder. See also: marvel.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Marvellousadjective

    Etymology: merveilleux, French.

    She has a marvellous white hand, I must confess. William Shakespeare.

    This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes. Psal. cxviii. 23.

    The marvellous fable includes whatever is supernatural, and especially the machines of the gods. Alexander Pope, Iliad. Pref. to the.


  1. Marvellous

    Marvellous is a 90-minute British drama television film first broadcast on BBC Two on 25 September 2014. Directed by Julian Farino and written by Peter Bowker, it is about the life of Neil Baldwin from Westlands, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.In the 1990s Baldwin, now an honorary graduate of Keele University, was appointed as Stoke City Football Club's kit-man by its manager Lou Macari.Baldwin's autobiography, Marvellous: Neil Baldwin – My Story, was published in hardback in 2015. In 2022 his story was told on stage, in a play, also called Marvellous, performed at the New Vic Theatre in Newcastle-under-Lyme and at @sohoplace in London's West End.


  1. marvellous

    Marvellous refers to something that is extremely good, wonderful, or impressive. It can be associated with both ordinary and extraordinary things, situations or experiences that incite great pleasure, admiration, or astonishment due to their exceptional quality or beauty.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'marvellous' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2012

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'marvellous' in Adjectives Frequency: #652

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of marvellous in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of marvellous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of marvellous in a Sentence

  1. Fabrice:

    Experience is that marvellous thing that allows you to recognize a mistake when you've already made it many times!

  2. Ken Dodd:

    I used to think I was marvellous in bed until I discovered that all my girl friends suffered from asthma.

  3. Prince CharlesPrince Charles:

    The only sad thing for me was not being able to go further into other parts of Nigeria, it is such a vast country and obviously there are so many other states and interesting areas. I know many are facing different challenges and other opportunities, so it was a pity not being able to do that, but otherwise it's always marvellous coming here because people are so friendly. I'm always intrigued by the way so many of these young, for instance, are developing really interesting ideas that they can turn into businesses and things like that, helping to tackle some of the real issues we face, particularly around the environment and waste and goodness knows what else. Very ingenious characters.

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