Meaning of “wonderful” in the English Dictionary

"wonderful" in British English

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uk /ˈwʌn.də.fəl/ us /ˈwʌn.dɚ.fəl/

A2 extremely good:

He's a wonderful cook.
"Did you know that Daryl's getting married?" "No, I didn't. How wonderful!"
We had a wonderful time in Italy last summer.

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  • It's so wonderful being able to see the sea from my window.
  • She's a wonderful cook.
  • He's not much to look at, but he has a wonderful personality.
  • It's a wonderful painting - I love the richness of the colours.
  • "How wonderful!" she said, without any trace of sarcasm.

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

"wonderful" in American English

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us /ˈwʌn·dər·fəl/

extremely good:

Becoming a father was the most wonderful experience of my life.
adverb us /ˈwʌn·dər·fə·li, -fli/

I took a vacation and feel wonderfully rested.

(Definition of “wonderful” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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