beckoning

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adjective beck·on·ing \ˈbe-kən-iŋ\

Definition of beckoning

  1. :  attractive or inviting :  appealing … in the beckoning, golden distances of the great new westward continent … — Robert Penn Warren The most immediately beckoning aspect of Kobke's work is probably his portraiture. — Sanford Schwartz

beckoningly

adverb Over the main entrance, a constellation of electric lights flicked beckoningly off and on. — Peter Quennell

1786

First Known Use of beckoning

1786



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