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



(US English marvelous) adjective
BrE BrE//ˈmɑːvələs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrvələs//
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extremely good; wonderful synonym fantastic, splendid This will be a marvellous opportunity for her. The weather was marvellous. It's marvellous what modern technology can do. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French merveillus, from merveille, from late Latin mirabilia, neuter plural of Latin mirabilis ‘wonderful’, from mirari ‘wonder at’.Extra examples This is really marvellous news! It’s marvellous what modern technology can do. The food smells absolutely marvellous. We had marvellous weather all week.