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 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.
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Recent Examples on the Web There were some great action scenes that were every bit as exciting and action-packed as any big MCU movie. Erik Kain, Forbes, "The 5 Biggest Problems With ‘The Falcon And The Winter Soldier’," 27 Apr. 2021 Offer fresh, exciting and memorable experiences to support your brand image and gain market share. Brian Framson, Rolling Stone, "How You Can Reinvigorate Your F&B Business with Fresh Experiences Post-Pandemic," 26 Apr. 2021 At least Moonlight/La La Land was exciting and memorable. Neha Prakash, Marie Claire, "The 2021 Oscars Ended on a Weird Note and the Internet Has Thoughts," 26 Apr. 2021 Preparing to welcome a new dog into your family can be both exciting and overwhelming. Jamie Ballard, Woman's Day, "100+ Unique Country Dog Names for Your Down-Home Dog," 23 Apr. 2021 Description: Since 1958, Solid Rock has provided exciting and carefully crafted camp programs that provide the right camp experience for every child’s age and interest. Anchorage Daily News, "2021 Summer Camps: Soldotna," 21 Apr. 2021 What seemed exciting and important to you that no longer exists? Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, "Doc's Morning Line: If the Cincinnati Reds miss the MLB Playoffs by a game, whoo boy," 20 Apr. 2021 The steps the City announced today, particularly in new staff capacity focused on supplier diversity and providing WMBE companies access to capital, are exciting and important and must be sustained through our City budget in the years to come. BostonGlobe.com, "Janey announces creation of new team to help diversify Boston contracting," 7 Apr. 2021 The main concern about foldable devices is still the screen, which is simultaneously the most exciting and most fragile component of a foldable phone. Chris Smith, BGR, "Apple’s new invention could be a game-changer for the foldable iPhone," 6 Apr. 2021

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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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2 May 2021

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“Exciting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exciting. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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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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