Meaning of “excitement” in the English Dictionary

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"excitement" in British English

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excitementnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ɪkˈsaɪt.mənt/ us /ɪkˈsaɪt.mənt/

B1 a feeling of being excited, or an exciting event:

Robin's heart was pounding with excitement.
If you want excitement, you should try parachuting.
the excitements of the previous day

More examples

  • I ski for the excitement, but I'm also always aware of the risks.
  • Minelli is a born performer - she loves the excitement and she loves the adulation.
  • The children were jumping up and down with excitement.
  • A buzz of excitement went through the audience as he came on stage.
  • The excitement of starting a new job is always mingled with a certain apprehension.

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