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 2001 Oakland A’s had a very solid roster and were exciting to watch. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "Sporting Green reader memories: Loma Prieta at Candlestick, Matt Cain perfect," 27 June 2020 Experiencing the eDrive mode isn't nearly as exciting. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "The 2021 Ferrari SF90 Stradale Goes from Silent to Violent," 26 June 2020 Few things are more exciting than welcoming a new puppy into your home. Kami Phillips, CNN Underscored, "New dog? Here’s everything you’ll need to make your pup happy," 25 June 2020 But just to be able to see them in the wild is extremely exciting. Anna Peele, Washington Post, "The Gray Cockatoo Is Lonely Without You," 24 June 2020 Somehow, this is far more exciting than winning online. Maria Konnikova, The Atlantic, "How I Became a Poker Champion in One Year," 23 June 2020 One thing that’s extremely exciting to us is that the show will now be dubbed in north of 30 languages so that fans all over the world will be able to hear it in their native tongues. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, "Cobra Kai EPs explain Netflix move, tease possible spin-offs," 22 June 2020 Buying a home for the first time is exciting, but taking on such a significant expense can be challenging and intimidating. Leah Napoliello, Houston Chronicle, "BBB on Homes: Make the home-buying process less stressful," 20 June 2020 The same is true of other planets, which is why this detection of the green glow around Mars is so exciting. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Spacecraft captures 'green glow' of Mars," 16 June 2020

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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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30 Jun 2020

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