Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “glorious”

See all translations

glorious

adjective uk   /ˈɡlɔː.ri.əs/ us    /ˈɡlɔːr.i-/

glorious adjective (DESERVING ADMIRATION)

deserving great admiration, praise, and honour: a glorious victory a memorial to the glorious dead of two world wars

glorious adjective (BEAUTIFUL/NICE)

very beautiful: The beetroot had turned the soup a glorious pink. Your roses are glorious! Glorious weather is very pleasant, and especially hot and sunny: They had glorious weather for their wedding. It was a glorious winter day - crisp and clear. very enjoyable or giving great pleasure: This wine is absolutely glorious. We had a glorious time in the south of France last summer.
gloriously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
We've had gloriously sunny weather. They looked gloriously happy.
(Definition of glorious from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of glorious?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “glorious” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More