en·​gag·​ing | \ in-ˈgā-jiŋ How to pronounce engaging (audio) , en- \

Definition of engaging

: tending to draw favorable attention or interest : attractive an engaging smile

Other Words from engaging

engagingly \ in-​ˈgā-​jiŋ-​lē How to pronounce engaging (audio) , en-​ \ adverb

Examples of engaging in a Sentence

movie stars often have an engaging aura that is hard to describe a movie with an engaging story that will hold your interest for a couple of hours
Recent Examples on the Web This 12-acre city park was designed as an engaging and active place with programming to serve residents and visitors of all ages. Rebecca Treon, Chron, 20 Apr. 2022 West also sits with director of Point Loma Nazarene University’s journalism program Dean Nelson for an engaging and inspiring conversation about West’s lifelong work as a theologian, civil rights activist and author. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Apr. 2022 Yet what makes this such an engaging and enlightening documentary is Hawk himself — so frank and reflective in his interviews. Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr. 2022 Overall, the entire experience comes together well and leaves an engaging and fun world for players to run around and explore. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 9 Feb. 2022 What new opportunities exist for brands to build rich and engaging stories using VOOH? Gary Drenik, Forbes, 16 Sep. 2021 Yet others may want something more engaging like a visualization of your findings. Kevin Philpott, Forbes, 6 May 2022 Fervent fans of her character, Kate, and Viscount Anthony's engaging love story are in luck, as she is set to return alongside costar Jonathan Bailey for Season 3 of the megahit Netflix series. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 3 May 2022 It’s a somewhat engaging mess, but a mess all the same. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 3 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of engaging

1673, in the meaning defined above

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23 May 2022

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“Engaging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/engaging. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for engaging


en·​gag·​ing | \ in-ˈgā-jiŋ \

Kids Definition of engaging

: attractive or interesting an engaging story an engaging smile

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