becoming

adjective
be·​com·​ing | \ bi-ˈkə-miŋ How to pronounce becoming (audio) , bē- \

Definition of becoming

: suitable, fitting especially : attractively suitable becoming modesty

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Other Words from becoming

becomingly \ bi-​ˈkə-​miŋ-​lē How to pronounce becoming (audio) , bē-​ \ 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.
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First Known Use of becoming

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Becoming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/becoming. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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becoming

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of becoming

formal
: causing someone to look attractive : having a flattering or attractive effect
: suitable or appropriate for a particular person or in a certain situation

becoming

adjective
be·​com·​ing | \ bi-ˈkə-miŋ How to pronounce becoming (audio) \

Kids Definition of becoming

: having a flattering effect becoming clothes

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