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We of America are especially fitted to visualize and to understand the marvellous transformation of a wilderness into a land of splendid cities.
James Henry Breasted

Meaning of "marvellous" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MARVELLOUS

marvellous  [ˈmɑːvələs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MARVELLOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Marvellous is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES MARVELLOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Marvellous

Marvellous is a British drama television film that is set to first broadcast on BBC Two. The ninety-minute film, directed by Julian Farino and written by Peter Bowker, is about the life of Neil Baldwin.

Definition of marvellous in the English dictionary

The first definition of marvellous in the dictionary is causing great wonder, surprise, etc; extraordinary. Other definition of marvellous is improbable or incredible. Marvellous is also excellent; splendid.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MARVELLOUS


Aeolus
ˈiːələs
anomalous
əˈnɒmələs
carolus
ˈkærələs
colorless
ˈkʌlələs
embolus
ˈɛmbələs
favorless
ˈfeɪvələs
favourless
ˈfeɪvələs
fearless
ˈfɪələs
flavourless
ˈfleɪvələs
frivolous
ˈfrɪvələs
hydrocephalus
ˌhaɪdrəʊˈsɛfələs
libelous
ˈlaɪbələs
loverless
ˈlʌvələs
motherless
ˈmʌðələs
Nicholas
ˈnɪkələs
nonfrivolous
ˌnɒnˈfrɪvələs
Papadopoulos
ˌpæpəˈdɒpələs
rivaless
ˈraɪvələs
scandalous
ˈskændələs
unfrivolous
ʌnˈfrɪvələs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MARVELLOUS

martyrological
martyrologies
martyrologist
martyrology
martyry
MARV
marvel
marvel-of-Peru
Marvell
marvelled
marvelling
marvellously
marvellousness
marvelously
marvelousness
marvels-of-Peru
marver

WORDS THAT END LIKE MARVELLOUS

acarpellous
bullous
callous
cancellous
endophyllous
fibrillous
gamophyllous
libellous
microvillous
monophyllous
morbillous
papillous
polyphyllous
quarrellous
ridiculous
sclerophyllous
stenophyllous
thallous
triphyllous
villous
xiphophyllous

Synonyms and antonyms of marvellous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MARVELLOUS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «marvellous» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of marvellous

Translation of «marvellous» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MARVELLOUS

Find out the translation of marvellous to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of marvellous from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «marvellous» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

绝妙的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

maravilloso
570 millions of speakers

English

marvellous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अद्भुत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُدْهِشٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

изумительный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

maravilhoso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অবিশ্বাস্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

merveilleux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Luar biasa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wunderbar
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

すばらしい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

놀라운
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Apik banget
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kỳ diệu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அற்புத
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विस्मयकारक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

harika
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

meraviglioso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

cudowny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дивовижний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

minunat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θαυμάσιος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wonderlike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fantastisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vidunderlig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of marvellous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MARVELLOUS»

The term «marvellous» is quite widely used and occupies the 29.439 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MARVELLOUS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about marvellous

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10 QUOTES WITH «MARVELLOUS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word marvellous.
1
Francesca Annis
Too often, older women are seen as victims, but I know lots of formidable women who have marvellous jobs as well as a full erotic life, and children and friends and family.
2
Annie Besant
The highest Hindu intellectual training was based on the practice of yoga, and produced, as its fruit, those marvellous philosophical systems, the six Darshanas and the Brahma Sutras, which are still the delight of scholars and the inspiration of occultists and mystics.
3
James Henry Breasted
We of America are especially fitted to visualize and to understand the marvellous transformation of a wilderness into a land of splendid cities.
4
J. Reuben Clark
It is the union of independence and dependence of these branches - legislative, executive and judicial - and of the governmental functions possessed by each of them, that constitutes the marvellous genius of this unrivalled document.
5
Christopher Columbus
I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since I made it my whole purpose to enjoy His marvellous Presence.
6
Morton Feldman
I want to give my compliments to Australia. Ever since your government paid a few million dollars for a Jackson Pollack painting, I figure that it must be a marvellous country.
7
Albert Finney
It's a marvellous life, a gregarious life that we've had. We're very lucky in that way. Unlike writers or painters, we don't sit down in front of a blank canvas and say, 'How do I start? Where do I start?'
8
Alberto Giacometti
If only someone else could paint what I see, it would be marvellous, because then I wouldn't have to paint at all.
9
Celia Imrie
Pat Phoenix kept that amazing sassy look. I always wonder, was that because she was thrilled with that look, and thought it looked marvellous, or was it because she was too scared to change it? It's a double thing. Security and insecurity.
10
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
It's marvellous, marvellous! Nothing will ever be as much fun. I'm going to photograph everything, everything!

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MARVELLOUS»

Discover the use of marvellous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to marvellous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
George's Marvellous Medicine
George's grandma is a grizzly, grumpy, selfish woman with pale brown teeth and a small puckered-up mouth like a dog's bottom.
Roald Dahl, 2010
2
A Tiny Bit Marvellous
A Tiny Bit Marvellous is the number one bestselling novel from one of Britain's favourite comic writers. Praise for A Tiny Bit Marvellous: 'Funny, really enjoyable, highly recommended.
Dawn French, 2010
3
Baron Trump's Marvellous Underground Journey
He passes through the strange countries of the Transparent Folk and the Rattlebrains among others. This is a lost race story of the satirica.
Ingersoll Lockwood, 1996
4
Leonardo da Vinci: The Marvellous Works of Nature and Man
From his early training in Florence, through masterpieces such as The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa, to the work of Leonardo's last years, this book gives a fully integrated picture of his artistic, scientific, and technological ...
Martin Kemp, 2006
5
Marvellous codes: the fiction of Margaret Mahy
Margaret Mahy's extraordinary young-adult novels are examined by leading scholars in this collection of critical essays.
Elizabeth Hale, Sarah Fiona Winters, 2005
6
Marvellous Mammals
"Life sciences Level M"--P. [4] of cover.
Isabel Thomas, 2013
7
A Marvellous Year for Plums
His health is collapsing. His friends, colleagues and opponents, among them Hugh Gaitskell and Ian Fleming and his wife Ann, are facing crises of their own, crises of conscience and crises of the heart.
Hugh Whitemore, 2012
8
Simply Marvellous
Content Information: This book contains moderate depictions of male/male and male/transgender female sexual practices, graphic language and other content that some readers may find objectionable, including recreational drug use, male ...
Leigh Jarrett, 2011
9
The Marvellous Boy: The Life and Myth of Thomas Chatterton
Linda Kelly explores the development, pervasiveness and astonishing persistence of the Chatterton legend, throwing new and revealing light on the writers and artists who admired him.
Linda Kelly, 2012
10
Marvellous Magic
Discusses the history of magicians and magic tricks, describing such tricks as the Chinese Linking Rings, Cups and Balls, Cutlery Bending, and the Indian Rope Trick.
Claire Oliver, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MARVELLOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term marvellous is used in the context of the following news items.
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Blooming marvellous - Soham school allotments are officially …
Blooming marvellous - Soham school allotments are officially opened. 08:16 21 July 2015. Sarah Cliss. Allotment opening.Weatheralls School, Soham. Ribbon ... «Ely Standard, Jul 15»
2
Marvellous Morrocco / Sunday World
The staff at Ezzahra were lined up to greet us as if we were Lord Grantham and family returning home to Downton Abbey. But we were a long ... «Sunday World, Jul 15»
3
British Open: Zach Johnson holds his nerve to win at St Andrews …
... remembered for things beyond golf. Those who stuck with the marvellous marathon of the 144th Open may find that an impossible request. «The Australian, Jul 15»
4
The Wonders (Le meraviglie) review – magical realism, marvellous
Terrific performances from the ensemble cast bring warmth and insight to this Cannes Grand Prix winner about an alt-lifestyle family eking out a ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
5
A marvellous effort
What a marvellous effort by the children in the 2015 Super Choir Devizes last Thursday evening, July 8. The venue, Dauntsey's School, was ... «The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald, Jul 15»
6
Marvellous Maddi – three gold, silver, bronze and a world record …
Glasgow has become a happy hunting ground for Maddi Elliott. She won gold there in a world record time at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. «The Maitland Mercury, Jul 15»
7
Stoke City: It's marvellous being a Potter, says Toby Jones
So did that Stoke City heritage play any part in him being attracted to the part of Neil Baldwin when he first read the script for Marvellous? «Stoke Sentinel, Jul 15»
8
Manchester United USA Tour diary: Lou Macari is having a …
... pundit, will take the opportunity to hook up with actor Tony Curran who played the Scot in the highly acclaimed TV documentary 'Marvellous'. «Manchester Evening News, Jul 15»
9
No smoking, no drinking and no men is why marvellous Maud's in …
Marvellous Maud Nicholl, at 106, is amazingly still living alone at home and doing much for herself despite being one of Northern Ireland's ... «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»
10
movie review: Salman casts a spell, Nawazuddin is marvellous
'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' movie review: Salman casts a spell, Nawazuddin is marvellous. After creating magic at the Box Office with 'Ek Tha Tiger' in ... «Zee News, Jul 15»

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