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Definition of "excitement" []

  • The act or an instance of exciting. (noun)
  • The condition of being excited. (noun)
  • Something that excites: the dancing tigers and other circus excitements. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "excitement" in a sentence
  • "For instance, an originally rheumatic pain experienced by a daughter when nursing her father becomes the symbol in memory of her painful psychic excitement, and this perhaps for several reasons, but chiefly because _its presence in consciousness almost exactly coincided with that excitement_."
  • "Yet if you choose to prefer Coleridge’s explanation, no great harm will be done: since Coleridge, who may be presumed to have understood it, promptly goes on to deduce that, as the elements of metre owe their existence to a state of increased excitement, so the metre itself should be accompanied by the natural language of excitement. which is precisely where we found ourselves, save that where Coleridge uses the word ‘excitement’ we used the word ‘emotion."
  • "Sometimes the excitement is there early on, other times the excitement is not there."