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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In all the eventful days of the past two years, Washington has never had one like Saturday, based on the bitter and chilling tale told by the thermometer. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "No surprise! Saturday was the District’s coldest day in at least two years.," 6 Jan. 2018 After that eventful school day, Betty and Archie both have unexpected run-ins on their way home. Jessica Macleish, Teen Vogue, ""Riverdale" Recap Season 2 Episode 10: Betty's Brother Is Coming to Town," 18 Jan. 2018 Both artists discuss their eventful night of reaching higher levels of intoxication all the while trying not to lose their minds. Mark Elibert, Billboard, "Kid Cudi's 10 Best Features: Critic's Picks," 11 June 2018 The intelligence was released after an eventful night in Syria during which Syrian air defense missile systems went off for reasons which are still unclear. Yonat Friling, Fox News, "Israeli army reveals images allegedly showing Iran's involvement in Syria," 17 Apr. 2018 Jeff Bain has had an eventful first full season in pro baseball. Paul Johnson, Aurora Beacon-News, "Bain's gains: Cougars starter Jeff Bain named top pitcher in Diamondbacks' farm system for June," 8 July 2018 But the rest of Lopez’s first major league appearance was less eventful and the 22-year-old Venezuelan delivered a strong opening statement in his first start with the Marlins. Matthew Defranks, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Marlins come back to make Pablo Lopez a winner in major league debut," 30 June 2018 Hurd acknowledged his time on the committee, which completed its year-long investigation into Russian election meddling in March, has been eventful. Olivia Gazis, CBS News, "Rep. Will Hurd – from CIA operative in Kabul to Texas congressman," 23 May 2018 Robbins tells no story, but his action is so strangely eventful that the lack of plot explanation is an obvious problem. New York Times, "Jerome Robbins, the Experimentalist," 10 May 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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a magnificent or impressive array

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