pleas·​ing | \ ˈplē-ziŋ How to pronounce pleasing (audio) \

Definition of pleasing

: giving pleasure : agreeable the sun's pleasing warmth

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Other Words from pleasing

pleasingly adverb
pleasingness noun

Examples of pleasing in a Sentence

He wanted his kitchen to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing. pleasing music in the background
Recent Examples on the Web And in my experience as an occasional DJ, the crowd-pleasing nature of her music is even more relevant. Eilish Gilligan,, 1 Oct. 2021 The duo -- who dropped their collaboration just weeks ago on Aug. 20 -- offered a simple but crowd-pleasing performance. Anna Chan, Billboard, 12 Sep. 2021 Jeremy Strong approaches Kendall with an immersive rigor, not with the audience-pleasing instincts of a standup. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, 23 Aug. 2021 Sun, fun, food and music Saturday, Aug. 7 — hot and sunny, topped off with a crowd-pleasing open-air concert by Sheryl Crow — appeared to be the big day for attendance. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 16 Aug. 2021 Not an aesthetically pleasing start for either side. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 Sep. 2021 That connection between McNamara and Johnson was the most aesthetically pleasing score on an afternoon when Michigan scored a lot. Michael Cohen, Detroit Free Press, 18 Sep. 2021 Is the cup aesthetically pleasing in color and form, and is the design durable? Luther Ray Abel, National Review, 22 Aug. 2021 Reviews are quick to point out Z16’s stylish, sleek and sophisticated design, which MSI says is inspired by the golden ratio, a mathematical formula describing proportions considered aesthetically pleasing by artists and architects. Karen Idelson, Variety, 19 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of pleasing

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pleasing was in the 14th century

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12 Oct 2021

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“Pleasing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pleasing

: good in a way that gives pleasure or enjoyment : attractive or appealing


pleas·​ing | \ ˈplē-ziŋ \

Kids Definition of pleasing

: giving pleasure : agreeable

Other Words from pleasing

pleasingly adverb

More from Merriam-Webster on pleasing

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