Definition of affecting
: evoking a strong emotional response
affectinglyplay \-tiŋ-lē\ adverb
Examples of affecting in a Sentence
He begins his book with an affecting description of his difficult childhood.
the affecting final scene in the play, when the children are reunited with their father
Recent Examples of affecting from the Web
The night’s most affecting moment came courtesy of an unlikely duet partner.
The most affecting element was the presentation of their child, a silent character (played by Noah Spagnola).
In one of the season’s most affecting sequences, an in-disguise Elizabeth befriends a fellow overworked mom, who invites Elizabeth to her home for a traditional home-cooked Korean meal.
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AFFECTING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of affecting for English Language Learners
: causing a feeling of sadness or sympathy
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