in·​vit·​ing in-ˈvī-tiŋ How to pronounce inviting (audio)
invitingly adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web And add a mirror or lamp to make the space brighter and more inviting. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 1 Mar. 2023 Within these virtual realities, banks have the chance to make these environments much more inviting, cohesive and personalized to the customer than ever before. Lital Marom, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2023 That means supplanting desks and cubicles with more inviting and comfortable furniture, like plush sofas, area rugs, TVs, succulents, armchairs, or even fireplaces. Jane Thier, Fortune, 23 Feb. 2023 During the early pandemic lockdowns, many people bought candles to make their homes feel more inviting. Priya Krishna,, 21 Feb. 2023 During the early pandemic lockdowns, many people bought candles to make their homes feel more inviting. Priya Krishna Erica Gannett, New York Times, 13 Feb. 2023 All major Orlando, Florida, theme parks – Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando and LEGOLAND – offer accommodations for disabilities, not just those required by law but ones that make for a more inviting experience. Bailey Schulz, USA TODAY, 7 Feb. 2023 Every color in this lamp’s wide spectrum is bright and beautifully rendered to provide a soft, subtle ambiance that makes any room feel more inviting. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 3 Feb. 2023 The plush lining and faux fur accents are incredibly soft, making for a very inviting nap spot. Theresa Holland, Peoplemag, 2 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1604, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inviting was in 1604

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Cite this Entry

“Inviting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


: attractive, tempting
an inviting prospect
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