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engaging

adjective

Simple Definition of engaging

  • : very attractive or pleasing in a way that holds your attention

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of engaging

  1. :  tending to draw favorable attention or interest :  attractive <an engaging smile>

engagingly

play \-ˈgā-jiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of engaging in a sentence

  1. <movie stars often have an engaging aura that is hard to describe>

  2. <a movie with an engaging story that will hold your interest for a couple of hours>



1673

First Known Use of engaging

1673


ENGAGING Defined for Kids

engaging

adjective en·gag·ing \in-ˈgā-jiŋ\

Definition of engaging for Students

  1. :  attractive or interesting <an engaging story> <an engaging smile>





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