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noun excitement pronunciation in American English /ɪkˈsaɪtmənt/
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singularexcitement
pluralexcitements
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the feeling of being excited
    The long wait only added to our excitement.
    There was great excitement in the crowd as they waited for the president to arrive.
    excitement of: the excitement of qualifying for a major championship
    in someone’s excitement (=because someone is excited): In his excitement, Peter rushed out and forgot his keys.
  2. 2
    [countable] something that makes you feel excited
    After the excitements of the tour, I found it difficult to readjust to life at home.

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