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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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.

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Dion’s first time in Van Der Kemp was an eventful one. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Céline Dion Gives Executive Realness a Couture Twist," 23 Jan. 2019 Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas have certainly had an eventful couple of weeks. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas Wore Matching Outfits for Their First Red Carpet as a Married Couple," 7 May 2019 The battle represents but one episode in an eventful life that the author believes, rightly, should not be allowed to fade from our memory. Alan Pell Crawford, WSJ, "‘Daniel Morgan: A Revolutionary Life’ Review: A Brawling Upstart and His Victory," 14 Dec. 2018 That preceded an eventful offseason that saw the departure of longtime GM Ted Thompson and, later, the release of Rodgers' favorite receiver and good friend, Jordy Nelson — much to the quarterback's consternation, according to a report from Yahoo! Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "Packers training camp questions: Besides Aaron Rodgers' return, why else might Green Bay surge?," 11 July 2018 The press conference capped what has been an eventful offseason for Casey — who was fired earlier this summer after a seven-year tenure with the Toronto Raptors — and his family. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Pistons owner Tom Gores won over Dwane Casey's wife with phone call," 20 June 2018 This winter has been more eventful than most for the Queen, as her husband Prince Philip was recently involved in a car accident near Sandringham. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Queen Elizabeth Officially Returns from Her Winter Holiday," 11 Feb. 2019 Because any form of traveling with kids in tow is always eventful. Marlisse Cepeda, Woman's Day, "These Hilarious Cartoons Perfectly Sum Up What It's Like to Be Married with Kids," 30 Mar. 2016 Men, women, families, all generations can come and enter this model world for a day, have a fun shopping experience, and an eventful meal. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Tyra Banks Wants to Bring “Modeling to the Masses” With a New Theme Park in California," 5 Feb. 2019

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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 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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