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

Definition of exciting

: producing excitement

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Netflix shared the exciting news on Instagram, featuring the returning cast members. Lauren Puckett-pope, ELLE, 10 May 2022 The results of the most recent trial for tirzepatide are exciting, to say the least. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 8 May 2022 After a two-year fertility journey that included intrauterine insemination (IUI) and IVF treatments, the Property Brothers star and podcast producer finally received the exciting pregnancy news in August. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, 6 May 2022 But, first, some exciting personal news that could fit well within a 280-character tweet. Anat Alon-beck, Forbes, 5 May 2022 What Whoop and Oura want to do is exciting, but it's also proven to be difficult. Corey Gaskin, Ars Technica, 30 Apr. 2022 There's exciting news for you and your furry friends! Bianca Rodriguez, Good Housekeeping, 29 Apr. 2022 While that’s exciting news in and of itself, there’s more: The collection has been entirely curated by Vogue and is a small-batch mix of vintage and upcycled patchwork pieces. Julie Tong, Vogue, 29 Apr. 2022 Top Workplaces for Southeastern Wisconsin list is exciting because of the company's efforts to engage its employees. Beck Andrew Salgado, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 29 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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14 May 2022

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“Exciting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exciting. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of exciting

: producing excitement an exciting adventure

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