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English definition of “marvellous”

marvellous

adjective UK UK (US marvelous)     /ˈmɑː.vəl.əs/ US  /ˈmɑːr-/
B1 extremely good: He's done a marvellous job of the decorating . It took me ages to get it right , but it was a marvellous feeling when I did. It's marvellous how everyone's tried to help . He was a truly marvellous storyteller . We've achieved some marvellous results with this new drug .Extremely good marvellously (US marvelously)     /-li/ adverb We've had a few arguments over the years , but in general we get on marvellously.Extremely good
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