Definition of marvel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmɑːvl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrvl//
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  1. 1a wonderful and surprising person or thing synonym wonder the marvels of nature/technology
  2. 2marvels [plural] wonderful results or things that have been achieved synonym wonders The doctors have done marvels for her.
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (as a noun): from Old French merveille, from late Latin mirabilia, neuter plural of Latin mirabilis ‘wonderful’, from mirari ‘wonder at’.Extra examples The building is an architectural marvel. The design is a marvel of elegance and simplicity. They were the greatest engineering marvels of the age.
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