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

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Other Words from engaging

engagingly \ in-​ˈgā-​jiŋ-​lē How to pronounce engagingly (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 is not only valuable and fair-minded history but an unceasingly engaging series of tales. Tim Page, Washington Post, "When classical music had a place on America’s political stage," 24 Jan. 2020 Here’s a look back at the five most engaging stories on energy and the oil and gas industry from The Denver Post in 2019, as determined by our readers. The Denver Post, "Most popular Denver Post stories about energy and the oil and gas industry from 2019," 30 Dec. 2019 Because the ones that Joshua Will has created for this engaging production are pretty clever. Rob Hubbard, Twin Cities, "Review: Kick back and have a good time at a ‘Holiday Hooley’," 20 Dec. 2019 Quinn Cook is making friends all over Hollywood — that’s just his engaging personality — while averaging a solid 16.8 minutes off the Lakers’ bench. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "Where are last season’s Warriors now? How 10 Golden State alumni are faring," 9 Nov. 2019 Ross has an engaging personality but has the edge to kick some of the butts that need to be kicked there. BostonGlobe.com, "ROTATION A DISAPPOINTMENT," 29 Sep. 2019 Thomas, especially over the last two to three seasons, became one of the most engaging personalities in the Browns' locker room. Dan Labbe, cleveland.com, "Joe Thomas gave the Browns more than they ever deserved in his 11 seasons," 14 June 2017 Part of the solution, Gyenes said, will come from public health communities doing a better job at digital outreach, creating more engaging content, memes, visualizations and storytelling. NBC News, "Social media hosted a lot of fake health news this year. Here's what went most viral.," 29 Dec. 2019 The crowd at The Arch is exactly what the IOC has in mind: mostly young professionals letting off steam after work, who see climbing as a more engaging and sociable alternative to pounding treadmills or pumping iron in a gym. The Economist, "New Olympic sports adjust to the limelight," 31 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of engaging

1673, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of engaging was in 1673

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14 Feb 2020

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“Engaging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/engagingly?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=e&file=engage05. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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How to pronounce engaging (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of engaging

: very attractive or pleasing in a way that holds your attention


en·​gag·​ing | \ in-ˈgā-jiŋ \

Kids Definition of engaging

: attractive or interesting an engaging story an engaging smile

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