Definition of glorious adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɡlɔːriəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlɔːriəs//
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  1. 1(formal) deserving or bringing great fame and success a glorious victory a glorious chapter in our country’s history The film looks back at Spain’s glorious past. compare inglorious
  2. 2very beautiful and impressive synonym splendid a glorious sunset Both her daughters have glorious red hair.
  3. 3extremely enjoyable synonym wonderful a glorious trip to Rome
  4. 4(of weather) hot, with the sun shining They had three weeks of glorious sunshine.
  5. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French glorieus, from Latin gloriosus, from gloria ‘glory’.Extra examples From the bedrooms there are glorious views of the coast. He watched the glorious hair cascade around her. The film looks back at Spain’s glorious past. This is a glorious chapter in our country’s history. We congratulate you on this glorious victory. We sat on the beach and gazed at the glorious sunset. the glorious reds and browns of autumn
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