Meaning of “magnificent” in the English Dictionary

"magnificent" in British English

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uk /mæɡˈnɪf.ɪ.sənt/ us /mæɡˈnɪf.ə.sənt/

B1 very good, beautiful, or deserving to be admired:

a magnificent view
a magnificent piece of writing
They live in a magnificent Tudor house.

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noun [ U ] uk /mæɡˈnɪf.ɪ.səns/ us /mæɡˈnɪf.ə.səns/

the splendour and magnificence of the Pyramids
adverb uk /mæɡˈnɪf.ɪ.sə us /mæɡˈnɪf.ə.sə


I thought she coped magnificently.

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

"magnificent" in American English

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us /mæɡˈnɪf·ə·sənt/

causing admiration esp. because of an unusual quality such as great size or beauty:

New Orleans is famous for its magnificent old oak trees.
noun [ U ] us /mæɡˈnɪf·ə·səns/

the magnificence of nature

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