a. Dazzlingly beautiful or magnificent: wore a gorgeous Victorian gown.
b. Characterized by magnificence or virtuosic brilliance: the pianist's gorgeous technique.
2. Informal Wonderful; delightful.
[Middle English gorgeouse, probably from Old French gorgias, jewelry-loving, elegant, from gorge, throat; see GORGE.]
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