eventful

adjective

event·​ful i-ˈvent-fəl How to pronounce eventful (audio)
1
: full of or rich in events
2
eventfully adverb
eventfulness noun

Examples of eventful in a Sentence

He led a short but eventful life. It was an extremely eventful period in American history.
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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of eventful was circa 1616

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“Eventful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eventful. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

eventful

adjective
event·​ful i-ˈvent-fəl How to pronounce eventful (audio)
1
: full of events
an eventful day
2
: very important : momentous
eventfully adverb
eventfulness noun

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