mov·​ing | \ ˈmü-viŋ How to pronounce moving (audio) \

Definition of moving

1a : marked by or capable of movement
b : of or relating to a change of residence moving expenses
c : used for transferring furnishings from one residence to another a moving van
d : involving a motor vehicle that is in motion a moving violation
2a : producing or transferring motion or action
b : stirring deeply in a way that evokes a strong emotional response a moving story of a faithful dog

Other Words from moving

movingly \ ˈmü-​viŋ-​lē How to pronounce moving (audio) \ adverb

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moving, impressive, poignant, affecting, touching, pathetic mean having the power to produce deep emotion. moving may apply to any strong emotional effect including thrilling, agitating, saddening, or calling forth pity or sympathy. a moving appeal for contributions impressive implies compelling attention, admiration, wonder, or conviction. an impressive list of achievements poignant applies to what keenly or sharply affects one's sensitivities. a poignant documentary on the homeless affecting is close to moving but most often suggests pathos. an affecting deathbed reunion touching implies arousing tenderness or compassion. the touching innocence in a child's eyes pathetic implies moving to pity or sometimes contempt. pathetic attempts to justify misconduct

Examples of moving in a Sentence

a moving story of a faithful dog He gave a moving speech at the memorial service.
Recent Examples on the Web However, even this scenario is a bit of a moving target, given that Coinbase burned $1.4 billion in cash in 1Q22 alone. David Trainer, Forbes, 16 May 2022 The defense is following the lead of the hyperactive Bray, who is a moving target throughout practice. oregonlive, 16 Apr. 2022 The criteria seems to be a moving target every year. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 28 Mar. 2022 In a Twitter post on Tuesday, Lorraine Bracco who played Jennifer Melfi, the psychiatrist of Tony Soprano in The Sopranos shared a moving tribute to the actor. Natasha Dado,, 30 Mar. 2022 Darren posted a moving tribute to his older brother on Wednesday, sharing a long letter as well as family photos on his Instagram. Serena Coady, SELF, 4 Mar. 2022 After a monthlong hiatus for the Winter Olympics, Saturday Night Live returned Saturday with a moving tribute to Ukraine. Grayson Quay, The Week, 27 Feb. 2022 During the ceremony, ESPN aired a moving tribute to Young from Smith. Mark Heim |, al, 12 Dec. 2021 The heart of this generous collection of essays is a moving tribute to a woman named Sooki, whom Ann Patchett befriended during Sooki’s cancer treatment and helped in what turned out to be the last years of her life. Monitor Reviewers, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of moving

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Moving.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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mov·​ing | \ ˈmü-viŋ \

Kids Definition of moving

1 : changing place or position a moving target
2 : causing feelings of sadness or sympathy a moving story
3 : used for transporting belongings from one place to another a moving van

Other Words from moving

movingly adverb spoke movingly

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