event·​ful | \ i-ˈvent-fəl \

Definition of eventful

1 : full of or rich in events
2 : momentous

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Other Words from eventful

eventfully \ i-​ˈvent-​fə-​lē \ 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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For Eberflus, his path to Indianapolis was nothing if not eventful. Stephen Holder, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: Rookie Colts coordinators expect divergent backgrounds to come together on field," 15 May 2018 Bella also posted some extra photos of the eventful night on her Instagram Story. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Bella Hadid Introduced The Weeknd to Some of Her Extended Family at His Concert in Abu Dhabi," 25 Nov. 2018 Vardy's goal capped an eventful end to what had been an insipid match. SI.com, "Leicester Striker Seen Limping During Final Stages of 2-0 Brighton Win on Saturday," 1 Apr. 2018 Even the briefest summaries — from the exhilarating entrance to the blockbuster trades to the embarrassing suspension — depict an eventful time at Petco Park, albeit one filled with losing records. Dennis Lin, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Padres extend A.J. Preller through 2022," 3 Dec. 2017 Home for the Holidays,’ relatives gather for an eventful Thanksgiving. Elizabeth Bernstein, WSJ, "Dreading Thanksgiving With the Family? Follow This Advice," 13 Nov. 2018 Meghan and Harry's royal tour has featured many eventful moments so far. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's Royal Tour Wardrobe Malfunction Has Happened to Me a Million Times," 25 Oct. 2018 There was no shortage of topics for Seahawks coach Pete Carroll to address Monday afternoon following an eventful 20-17 victory at Arizona on Sunday, including updates on Earl Thomas and Will Dissly. Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, "7 Key things Pete Carroll said Monday: Updates on Earl Thomas, Will Dissly, K.J. Wright and more," 1 Oct. 2018 Fortnite’s eventful summer is coming to a close, meaning that a new battle pass season is on the horizon. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "Fortnite season six brings pets, a floating island, and an invisibility item," 27 Sep. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of eventful

: having many important things happening


event·​ful | \ i-ˈvent-fəl \

Kids Definition of eventful

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

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