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

 

wondrous

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈwʌndrəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwʌndrəs//
 
(literary)
 
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strange, beautiful and impressive synonym wonderful It was a wondrous thing to see the sea for the first time. Word Origin late 15th cent.: alteration of obsolete wonders (adjective and adverb), genitive of wonder, on the pattern of marvellous.
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