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Definition of excitement noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] the state of feeling excited The news caused great excitement among her friends. to feel a surge/thrill/shiver of excitement He was flushed with excitement at the thought. There was a note of excitement in his voice. The dog leapt and wagged its tail in excitement. In her excitement she dropped her glass.
  2. 2[countable] (formal) something that you find exciting The new job was not without its excitements.
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