1) ADJ-GRADED Something that is glorious is very beautiful and impressive.

...a glorious rainbow in the air...

She had missed the glorious blooms of the Mediterranean spring.

...a glorious Edwardian opera house.

Derived words:
gloriously ADV-GRADED usu ADV adj

A tree, gloriously lit by autumn, pressed against the windowpane.

2) ADJ-GRADED (emphasis) If you describe something as glorious, you are emphasizing that it is wonderful and it makes you feel very happy.

The win revived glorious memories of his championship-winning days...

We opened the windows and let in the glorious evening air.

Derived words:
gloriously ADV-GRADED

...her gloriously happy love life.

3) ADJ-GRADED A glorious career, victory, or occasion involves great fame or success.

Harrison had a glorious career spanning more than six decades...

Her future could be more glorious even than her past.

Derived words:
gloriously ADV-GRADED usu ADV adj

But the mission was successful, gloriously successful.

4) ADJ-GRADED Glorious weather is hot and sunny.

I got dressed and emerged into glorious sunshine...

The sun was out again, and it was a glorious day.

Derived words:
gloriously ADV-GRADED ADV adj

For a change, it was a gloriously sunny day.

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