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stirring

adjective

Simple Definition of stirring

  • : causing strong feelings

Full Definition of stirring

  1. 1 :  active, bustling

  2. 2 :  rousing, inspiring <a stirring speech>

Examples of stirring

  1. a stirring rendition of the national anthem

  2. <the message of brotherhood in Martin Luther King's stirring I Have a Dream speech still resonates today>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of stirring

before 12th century

Rhymes with stirring


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stirring

noun

Simple Definition of stirring

  • : the beginning of a motion, activity, feeling, idea, etc.

Full Definition of stirring

  1. :  a beginning of motion or activity :  movement —often used in plural <the first stirrings of revolution>

Examples of stirring

  1. <I thought I detected a slight stirring of the leaves, and yet there wasn't a breath of wind.>



14th Century

First Known Use of stirring

14th century


STIRRING Defined for Kids

stirring

adjective stir·ring \ˈstər-iŋ\

Definition of stirring

  1. :  moving 2 <a stirring speech>





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