• Pronounce this word as the vowel


Practice Sentences:

He was in awe of his older brother.


  • (noun) Great admiration for; totally impressed by.


The adjective “awesome” is frequently used today—perhaps overused, especially by young people. The word “awful”—full of awe, on the other hand, has a pejorative meaning.

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