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

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 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 With nearly a year of sobriety under her belt, and a slew of headlines about her girlfriend, Wyndham-Burke talked to Vulture about one of the most eventful sophomore seasons in Real Housewives history. Louis Peitzman, Vulture, "Braunwyn Windham-Burke Shook the RHOC Boat and She’d Do It Again," 14 Jan. 2021 White’s life got a little more eventful after leaving Orlando. Jeff Mcdonald, ExpressNews.com, "Spurs rule White out for Jazz game," 2 Jan. 2021 The novel is long and eventful, but its plot is leisurely and follows a cyclical pattern. James Mcelroy, Washington Examiner, "A Chinese guide to our cultural revolution," 31 Dec. 2020 So, Wednesday was a pretty eventful day for Michigan. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football's 2021 recruiting class: Here's what we like and don't like," 19 Dec. 2020 Another eventful offseason brought shakeups throughout the franchise. Matt Eppers, USA TODAY, "NBA offseason grades: From Bucks to Lakers and beyond, which teams have set up themselves for success?," 16 Dec. 2020 For an artist who specializes in the gentler side of indie rock, Ariel Pink has had an eventful new year. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Ariel Pink Was a Surprise Guest on Tucker Carlson, Now Social Media Can’t Get Enough," 15 Jan. 2021 The first books in the series took Tintin and his faithful companions on eventful missions to the U.S.S.R., the Belgian Congo, Egypt and the U.S. Tobias Grey, WSJ, "What Tintin Taught Europeans About China," 25 Dec. 2020 The first two innings and every part of the third have been … eventful, monumental. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Gordon Monson: What drives the Utah Jazz’s new owner and his big plans for the team," 18 Dec. 2020

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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 Mar. 2021.

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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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