event·​ful | \ i-ˈvent-fəl How to pronounce eventful (audio) \

Definition of eventful

1 : full of or rich in events
2 : momentous

Other Words from eventful

eventfully \ i-​ˈvent-​fə-​lē How to pronounce eventful (audio) \ 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.
Recent Examples on the Web The action follows an eventful opening weekend that saw the Minnesota Timberwolves shock the Memphis Grizzlies on their floor, and the Boston Celtics won on a last second buzzer beater over the Brooklyn Nets in Game One. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 18 Apr. 2022 Johnson was docked his two fastest laps by IndyCar race control for impeding Rahal and will start 25th Sunday after an eventful weekend for all the wrong reasons. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 9 Apr. 2022 The Bachelor couple spent an eventful weekend in New York City, which Kirkconnell documented with a slideshow of photos on Instagram Tuesday. Kelly Wynne, PEOPLE.com, 10 Nov. 2021 The 94th Annual Academy Awards were, in a word, eventful. Vogue, 28 Mar. 2022 Since that Super Bowl, it's been a long, eventful journey. Andrea Reeves, The Enquirer, 26 Jan. 2022 Nash has led eventful life away from his music too. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 16 Mar. 2022 To learn more about Ruby and her eventful life, watch Rescued by Ruby, premiering on Netflix on March 17. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, 15 Mar. 2022 The dual latex looks are rounding out an eventful fashion season for the actress. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 25 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of eventful

circa 1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Eventful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eventful. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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event·​ful | \ i-ˈvent-fəl How to pronounce eventful (audio) \

Kids Definition of eventful

1 : full of important happenings an eventful vacation
2 : very important She made an eventful decision.

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