ADJ-GRADEDIf you describe someone or something as marvellous, you are emphasizing that they are very good.
He certainly is a marvellous actor...
She made marvellous fish pie...
He looked marvellous.Syn:Derived words:marvellously ADV-GRADED ADV with v, ADV adj/adv(in AM, use marvelous)
He always painted marvellously...
Isabel gave me a marvellously funny birthday card.
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marvellous — adj. Marvelous. Syn: improbable, marvelous, tall(prenominal). [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
marvellous — see MARVELOUS (Cf. marvelous) … Etymology dictionary
marvellous — is the spelling in BrE, but marvelous is more usual in AmE … Modern English usage
marvellous — (US marvelous) ► ADJECTIVE 1) causing great wonder; extraordinary. 2) extremely good or pleasing. DERIVATIVES marvellously adverb … English terms dictionary
marvellous — adj. 1) marvellous to + inf. (it s marvellous to have a day off = it s marvellous having a day off) 2) marvellous that + clause (it s marvellous that we could see each other again) * * * [ mɑːv(ə)ləs] marvellous that + clause (it s marvellous… … Combinatory dictionary
marvellous — mar|vel|lous S2 BrE marvelous AmE [ˈma:vələs US ˈma:r ] adj extremely good, enjoyable, impressive etc = ↑wonderful ▪ How was your holiday? Marvellous! ▪ We had a marvellous time. ▪ I can t stand him, but my wife thinks he s marvellous. ▪ It s… … Dictionary of contemporary English
marvellous */*/ — UK [ˈmɑː(r)vələs] / US [ˈmɑrvələs] adjective extremely enjoyable or exciting It s been an absolutely marvellous day. a marvellous performance/trip/party a) extremely good We were served spaghetti with a marvellous pesto sauce. b) extremely… … English dictionary
marvellous — (BrE) (AmE marvelous) adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, sound ADVERB ▪ really ▪ This is really marvellous news! … Collocations dictionary
marvellous — BrE, marvelous AmE adjective extremely good, enjoyable, or impressive etc: How was your holiday? Marvellous! | It sounds like a marvellous idea. | It s marvelous what they can do with plastic surgery these days. marvellously adverb … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
marvellous — /ˈmavələs / (say mahvuhluhs) adjective 1. such as to excite wonder; surprising, extraordinary. 2. excellent; superb. 3. improbable or incredible (often used absolutely in the phrase the marvellous). –phrase 4. marvellous to relate, (a parenthetic … Australian English dictionary