rousing

adjective rous·ing \ ˈrau̇-ziŋ \
Updated on: 30 Nov 2017

Definition of rousing

1 a : giving rise to excitement : stirring
  • a rousing speech
b : brisk, lively
2 : exceptional, superlative
  • a rousing success

rousingly

adverb

Examples of rousing in a Sentence

  1. She was met with a rousing reception.

  2. a rousing rendition of our national anthem

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First Known Use of rousing

1576


ROUSING Defined for English Language Learners

rousing

adjective

Definition of rousing for English Language Learners

  • : done or said with great enthusiasm or excitement

  • : causing great emotion, excitement, or enthusiasm

  • : unusually good



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