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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With emotions still running high from that eventful night in Kiev, Liverpool were bound to read negatively into the images of Real Madrid players smiling next to the Liverpool badge. SI.com, "VIDEO: Clip Shows Real Madrid Quartet Posing for Photos & Not Disrespecting Liverpool at Anfield," 4 June 2018 Has there ever been a more eventful time in D.C. than right now? John Kelly, Washington Post, "It’s time for you to focus on my annual Squirrel Week Photography Contest," 14 Mar. 2018 Last week: 5 Jason had an eventful 1-on-1 date with Becca in Richmond, Virginia. Nick Schwartz, For The Win, "Bachelorette Power Rankings: Becca finally realizes that Chris is the worst," 3 July 2018 While that meet failed to produce any Panthers medalists, this was still an eventful year for FIU sports. Walter Villa, miamiherald, "These were the top FIU Panthers athletes for the 2017-2018 sports season," 11 June 2018 These have been an eventful two years for Kevin Durant. Andrew Sharp, SI.com, "Kevin Durant Won't Leave the Warriors, But Maybe He Should," 8 June 2018 But the cameras are visiting MTC at an eventful time. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Watch McLaren’s stumble into the 2017 F1 season in new Amazon show," 9 Feb. 2018 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

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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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