Pronunciation: (mär'vul), [key]
—n., v., -veled, -vel•ing or (esp. Brit.) -velled, -vel•ling.
1. something that causes wonder, admiration, or astonishment; a wonderful thing; a wonder or prodigy: The new bridge is an engineering marvel.
2. Archaic.the feeling of wonder; astonishment.
1. to wonder at (usually fol. by a clause as object): I marvel that you were able to succeed against such odds.
2. to wonder or be curious about (usually fol. by a clause as object): A child marvels that the stars can be.
to be filled with wonder, admiration, or astonishment, as at something surprising or extraordinary: I marvel at your courage.
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