be·​com·​ing bi-ˈkə-miŋ How to pronounce becoming (audio)
: suitable, fitting
especially : attractively suitable
becoming modesty
becomingly adverb

Examples of becoming in a Sentence

That jacket is very becoming on you. She's had her hair cut in a becoming new style. She accepted the award with a becoming humility.

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of becoming was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Becoming.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


be·​com·​ing bi-ˈkəm-iŋ How to pronounce becoming (audio)
: suitable sense 2
also : looking good on a person
a becoming hairdo
becomingly adverb

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