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"glorious" in British English

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gloriousadjective

uk   /ˈɡlɔː.ri.əs/  us   /ˈɡlɔːr.i-/
  • 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 ​especiallyhot and sunny: They had glorious ​weather for ​theirwedding. It was a glorious ​winterday - ​crisp and ​clear. very ​enjoyable or giving ​greatpleasure: This ​wine is ​absolutely glorious. We had a glorious ​time in the ​south of France last ​summer.
gloriously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
We've had gloriously ​sunnyweather. They ​looked gloriously ​happy.
(Definition of glorious from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"glorious" in American English

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gloriousadjective

 us   /ˈɡlɔr·i·əs, ˈɡloʊr-/
  • glorious adjective (BEAUTIFUL)

very ​beautiful or ​excellent: July was a ​beautifulmonth of glorious ​sun.
  • glorious adjective (ADMIRABLE)

deservingadmiration, ​praise, and ​honor: She ​thought it was a ​grand and glorious ​country.
(Definition of glorious from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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