ex·​cit·​ing ik-ˈsī-tiŋ How to pronounce exciting (audio)
: producing excitement
excitingly 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.
Recent Examples on the Web That’s exciting, but to some degree does not come as a surprise. Jem Aswad, Variety, 1 Dec. 2023 Nicki Minaj offered up a stern warning and an exciting promise about her upcoming Pink Friday 2 album in a series of early morning tweets on Thursday morning (Nov. 30). Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 30 Nov. 2023 Fall is always an exciting time in New York City, especially because there are so many new restaurant openings. Rana Good, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 Even through the tears stemming from America’s recent uptick in gun violence—including homicides, suicides, and mass shootings—the past three years have been an exciting time for researchers in this space, because when the federal government leads, university research follows. Matt Laslo, WIRED, 30 Nov. 2023 Sotheby’s has two exciting auctions on the horizon to round out the year. Cait Bazemore, Robb Report, 29 Nov. 2023 JSerra has thrust itself into the conversation by taking on one of Southern California’s best teams Tuesday night and coming away with a 90-76 double-overtime victory over Eastvale Roosevelt on an exciting night at the Redondo Union tournament. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 29 Nov. 2023 The last few years have been exciting ones for Harbison. Robyn Mowatt, Essence, 29 Nov. 2023 But Pattinson wasn’t exactly an exciting choice at first for Summit Entertainment. Zack Sharf, Variety, 20 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1647, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exciting was in 1647

Dictionary Entries Near exciting

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“Exciting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exciting. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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ex·​cit·​ing ik-ˈsīt-iŋ How to pronounce exciting (audio)
: causing excitement
exciting news
excitingly adverb

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