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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The viewers are tuning in for one major reason: the game is more exciting, better played and more competitive than ever. Kevin Baxter, latimes.com, "Jill Ellis came to America to prosper in soccer, and now, the world is catching up," 29 June 2019 Snap Circuits: Tuesdays at 3 p.m. An exciting, hands-on introduction to electronics. courant.com, "Community News For The Stafford Edition," 28 June 2019 Get our daily newsletter Come and share your ideas during a day of exciting discussions, curated content and exhibitions, immersive experiences and the chance to make connections with hundreds of festival attendees. The Economist, "Join us for a day of ideas, debate and inspiration," 28 June 2019 The fact that these look and feel just like regular road bikes while adding some motor assist promises to open cycling to a broader audience than ever, which is exciting stuff. Aaron Gulley, Outside Online, "What We Learned From Our 2019 Bike Test," 25 June 2019 Same goes for influencers like Alyssa Coscarelli and Nadia Aboulhosn, who consistently show their followers how to master some of the most exciting, out-there trends regardless of size. Glamour, "The Petite Shopper's Definitive Guide to Summer 2019's Biggest Fashion Trends," 21 June 2019 The best local artisans and shops come together exclusively at Charm at the Farm just three fabulous weekends a year to create an exciting, outdoor shopping experience like no other. Candice Terrell, Fierce Marketing, Cincinnati.com, "Charm at the Farm is back for 2019," 19 June 2019 But these kinds of papers contain some exciting, intriguing, and downright astonishing facts about our natural world. Dani Rabaiotti, Quartz, "What animal farts—yes, animal farts—can teach us about climate change," 18 June 2019 In one of the most exciting games in women’s soccer history, Sinclair had netted a hat trick in the semifinals against the powerhouse United States, forcing the game into extra time before Canada ultimately succumbed 4-3. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive.com, "Goal scoring record secondary as Christine Sinclair focuses on leading Canada to World Cup success," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of exciting

1647, in the meaning defined above

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3 Jul 2019

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The first known use of exciting was in 1647

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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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