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

Definition of eventful

1 : full of or rich in events

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eventfully \ i-​ˈvent-​fə-​lē How to pronounce eventfully (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 retirement announcement adds to an eventful year for Claassen. Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Pius XI basketball coach Joel Claassen announces retirement effective the end of the season; Dan Carey named successor," 3 Feb. 2020 All of the above happened during his ever-eventful 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 victory over Gilles Simon in the Australian Open’s second round Thursday night. Howard Fendrich, BostonGlobe.com, "Never a dull moment as Nick Kyrgios advances to third round at Australian Open," 23 Jan. 2020 From fish kills to coal ash, climate protests to recycling programs, 2019 was an eventful year for the environment in Alabama. Dennis Pillion | Dpillion@al.com, al, "The top Alabama environmental stories of 2019," 31 Dec. 2019 Billie Eilish has had an eventful year, and that's putting it mildly. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "There’s a Billie Eilish Documentary Reportedly Coming to Apple TV+," 5 Dec. 2019 Jasmine Roth has had an eventful year, and HGTV fans have been loving every project she's taken on. Selena Barrientos, House Beautiful, "Is HGTV Star Jasmine Roth Working on Hidden Potential Season 3?," 31 Oct. 2019 Amanda and Rob were not expecting such an eventful New Year's Day. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "It's a boy! Baby Sawyer is Louisville's first newborn of the year and decade," 2 Jan. 2020 Just look at his eventful year in the pages of DC Comics alone. Christian Holub, EW.com, "The best comics of 2019," 20 Dec. 2019 Racing's eventful offseason Little will work at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when NASCAR shifts its Brickyard 400 race to July 5 this summer. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "NASCAR reporter Jamie Little has a new gig. It's like 'Ninja Warrior' for dogs.," 8 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of eventful

circa 1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 24 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of eventful

: having many important things happening


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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