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 excitingly (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 The Portland weather forecast is getting a little more exciting for snow watchers. oregonlive, "Will it snow in Portland on Sunday night? Forecasters say some might see flakes," 12 Jan. 2020 Sunday's pair of divisional round clashes features four of the games best signal callers offers an exciting look at a changing of the guard at the position. TheWeek, "NFL's future, present on display Sunday thanks to a pair thrilling QB matchups," 12 Jan. 2020 While bass may cause hardwater purists to turn up their noses in disdain, there are few things more exciting than seeing a big largemouth’s open mouth struggling to squeeze through an eight-inch augered hole. Dr. Jason Halfen, Outdoor Life, "5 Fish You Might Not Have Caught Through The Ice But Should," 2 Jan. 2020 However, no news on that, exciting or otherwise, has surfaced since. Eric E. Harrison, Arkansas Online, "Little Rock's year in food," 31 Dec. 2019 New this year is The Suffragettes, an exciting festival band that rocks the holidays with chart-topping hits. Advertorial, Orange County Register, "December Disneyland Resort Reporter: Did You Know?," 2 Dec. 2019 There isn’t a more exciting player in the league right now than Lamar Jackson. ... Baltimore Sun Staff, baltimoresun.com, "Ravens dominate top of NFL power rankings after resounding 45-6 win against Rams," 26 Nov. 2019 One, little mentioned, is that, for all its dangers, protest can be more exciting than the drudgery of daily life—and when everybody else is doing it, solidarity becomes the fashion. The Economist, "We all want to change the world Economics, demography and social media only partly explain the protests roiling so many countries today," 14 Nov. 2019 Receiving a purchase award was especially exciting. Arkansas Online, "Two area artists selected for SWOP exhibit," 31 Dec. 2019

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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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16 Jan 2020

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“Exciting.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exciting. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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How to pronounce exciting (audio)

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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to insert between existing elements

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