Meaning of “marvellous” in the English Dictionary

"marvellous" in British English

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UK US marvelous uk /ˈmɑː.vəl.əs/ us /ˈmɑːr.vəl.əs/

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.

More examples

  • A marvellous reception awaited me on my first day at work.
  • From the garden there was a marvellous view over open countryside.
  • From the restaurant there was a marvellous prospect of Sienna and the countryside beyond.
  • That was a marvellous backhand volley.
  • The concert was absolutely marvellous.
adverb US marvelously uk /ˈmɑː.vəl.ə us /ˈmɑːr.vəl.ə

We've had a few arguments over the years, but in general we get on marvellously.

(Definition of “marvellous” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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