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marvel

mar·vel

marvel

 
 
pronunciation:
mar vl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: a thing, person, or event that causes awe, admiration, or amazement.
The Brooklyn Bridge was an engineering marvel of the time.He is a marvel of stamina.
synonyms:
miracle, phenomenon, prodigy, wonder, wonderwork
similar words:
nonesuch, sensation, sight, spectacle, stunner
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: marveled, marveling, marvels
definition: to be filled with awe or amazement at (usu. fol. by a clause).
I marvel that you escaped alive.
synonyms:
wonder
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be filled with awe or amazement.
The audience marveled at the magician's tricks.
synonyms:
wonder
similar words:
gape, gawk, goggle
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