Definition of moving
1a : marked by or capable of movementb : of or relating to a change of residence moving expensesc : used for transferring furnishings from one residence to another a moving vand : involving a motor vehicle that is in motion a moving violation
2a : producing or transferring motion or actionb : stirring deeply in a way that evokes a strong emotional response a moving story of a faithful dog
movinglyplay \ˈmü-viŋ-lē\ adverb
Examples of moving in a Sentence
a moving story of a faithful dog
He gave a moving speech at the memorial service.
Recent Examples of moving from the Web
The Weight of Ink is a deeply moving novel, although it is hobbled at the end by a corny revelation about who Ester Velasquez really is.
A particularly moving section of the book is about a blind boy who teaches himself to echolocate.
Among their LPs, Pepper is not the most moving (only two tearjerkers) or the most consistent (at least two space-fillers).
Buddy, Stop Biting My Lip Imagine looking in the mirror and noticing that the little sore on your lip is alive and moving.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'moving'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of moving
Synonym Discussion of moving
MOVING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of moving for English Language Learners
: changing place or position
: having a strong emotional effect : causing feelings of sadness or sympathy
: relating to the activity or process of moving to a different place to live or work
MOVING Defined for Kids
Definition of moving for Students
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
movinglyadverb spoke movingly
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up moving? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).