ex·​cit·​ing | \ ik-ˈsī-tiŋ How to pronounce exciting (audio) \

Definition of exciting

: producing excitement

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Other Words from exciting

excitingly \ ik-​ˈsī-​tiŋ-​lē How to pronounce exciting (audio) \ adverb

Examples of exciting in a Sentence

an exciting trip to Africa an exciting account of her adventures This isn't a very exciting book.
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Recent Examples on the Web That doesn’t mean everybody should try to write like James Joyce, or that autobiographical fiction can’t be exciting. New York Times, "Are Horses More Useful to Humans Than Pigeons? And Other Letters to the Editor," 2 Apr. 2021 Sorry to all the other team advisors this season, but John Legend has brought Brandy on to his team and as someone who spent many formative years listening to the Never Say Never album on repeat, this is exciting. Maggie Fremont, EW.com, "The Voice recap: The battles begin without coach Kelly Clarkson," 30 Mar. 2021 The 33-year-old actress and singer announced the exciting news on Friday (March 26) with an adorable Instagram post of the couple's daughter, Banks Violet. Mitchell Peters, Billboard, "Hilary Duff Welcomes Second Child With Matthew Koma: 'We Love You Beauty'," 27 Mar. 2021 This week, though, the news making its way through the rumor mill was exciting. Talia Richman, Dallas News, "‘Why is this night different from all other nights?’ After a year of isolation, Dallas-area seniors to gather for the Seder," 27 Mar. 2021 Beryl Forman, marketing and mobility coordinator with the El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association, said the lot’s reopening is exciting. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Community space in San Diego’s City Heights reopens after a year-long pandemic closure," 26 Mar. 2021 That’s why a new offering from Ortovox, the Diract Voice ($380), which launches in September, is exciting. Jakob Schiller, Outside Online, "This New Beacon Gives Voice Commands During a Search," 23 Mar. 2021 Eldor: Congrats on the exciting news with Corridor Capital! Karin Eldor, Forbes, "Exclusive: Corridor Capital Acquires Majority Stake In Create & Cultivate, Valuing The Company At $22M," 19 Mar. 2021 The designer took to Instagram to announce the exciting news. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "This Completely Digital Home Just Sold for Over $515,000—and No, It Doesn't Exist," 17 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of exciting

1647, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of exciting was in 1647

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8 Apr 2021

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“Exciting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exciting. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of exciting

: causing feelings of interest and enthusiasm : causing excitement


ex·​cit·​ing | \ ik-ˈsī-tiŋ How to pronounce exciting (audio) \

Kids Definition of exciting

: producing excitement an exciting adventure

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