from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A year notable for disasters or wonders; a fateful year.
from The Century Dictionary.
- A wonderful year.
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- noun Any given
yearthat undergoes a multitudeof significantand fateful events, be they disastersor successes.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[New Latin annus mīrābilis : Latin annus, year + Latin mīrābilis, wondrous.]
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From Latin annus ("year") + mirabilis ("miraculous"). From the title of a poem by John Dryden that commemorates the 'year' June 1665-September 1666, during which occurred several momentous events, beginning with a decisive English victory at the Battle of Lowestoft and ending with the Great Fire of London.
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