excitement

noun ex·cite·ment \ ik-ˈsīt-mənt \

Definition of excitement

1 :something that excites or rouses
2 :the action of exciting :the state of being excited

Examples of excitement in a Sentence

  1. Our excitement was building as the end of the game approached.

  2. His hands shook with excitement.

  3. The child cried out in excitement.

  4. a trip filled with excitement and adventure

  5. She talked about the excitements of her new life.

  6. This job loses its excitement after a while.

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First Known Use of excitement

1604



EXCITEMENT Defined for English Language Learners

excitement

noun

Definition of excitement for English Language Learners

  • : a feeling of eager enthusiasm and interest : the state of being excited

  • : exciting activity

  • : a quality that causes feelings of eager enthusiasm : an exciting quality


EXCITEMENT Defined for Kids

excitement

noun ex·cite·ment \ ik-ˈsīt-mənt \

Definition of excitement for Students

1 :something that stirs up feelings of great enthusiasm and interest
  • The game was filled with excitement.
2 :a feeling of great enthusiasm and interest :the state of being excited
  • The children squealed in excitement.

Medical Dictionary

excitement

noun ex·cite·ment \ -ˈsīt-mənt \

medical Definition of excitement

1 :the act of exciting
2 :the state of being excited: as
a :aroused, augmented, or abnormal activity of an organism or functioning of an organ or part
b :extreme motor hyperactivity (as in catatonic schizophrenia or bipolar disorder)


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