Meaning of “excited” in the English Dictionary

"excited" in British English

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excitedadjective

uk /ɪkˈsaɪ.tɪd/ us /ɪkˈsaɪ.t̬ɪd/

A1 feeling very happy and enthusiastic:

Are you getting excited about your holiday?
An excited crowd waited for the singer to arrive.

More examples

  • No wonder the children are excited, - this is the first time they've been abroad.
  • They were really excited about the project, but now they seem to have lost interest in it now.
  • I was quite excited at the idea of leaving home, but I was a bit frightened too.
  • A group of excited teenagers climbed onto the train with all their luggage.
  • The kids were so excited on Christmas Eve it was difficult for them to get to sleep.
excitedly
adverb uk /ɪkˈsaɪ.tɪd.li/ us /ɪkˈsaɪ.t̬ɪd.li/

B1

She ran excitedly down the hall to greet her cousins.

(Definition of “excited” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)