Definition of becoming in English:

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Pronunciation: /bɪˈkʌmɪŋ/


1(Of clothing) looking good on someone: what a becoming dress!
More example sentences
  • She did always wear a becoming light blue dress that seemed to be tailor made down to the seams.
  • When Fleur remarked that Evita's hair was "very becoming worn straight and simply, she asked if I would look at pictures of her in the many ways she'd worn it."
flattering, fetching, attractive, lovely, pretty, handsome, stylish, elegant, chic, fashionable, comely, tasteful
US informal on fleek
1.1Suitable or appropriate: do not talk too much to your cousins, it’s not becoming
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  • This might be the reason for my hesitation: embarrassment, brought on by a becoming modesty.



Pronunciation: /bɪˈkʌmɪŋli/
Example sentences
  • He wore his cloak and swished it behind him most becomingly.
  • He had a thick mane of dark hair, usually slicked back but at times becomingly tousled.
  • She blow-dried her hair into slight waves that fell becomingly at her chest, flowing around her bare arms.


Pronunciation: /bɪˈkʌmɪŋnəs/
Example sentences
  • Delight in the boy can only be sharpened by the pathos and irony of his condition of becomingness.
  • And she should not, if she values becomingness, attempt to follow every whim of Fashion.
  • Dignified affability is the becomingness of superiority, which while it does not remove the line of distinction, does not render it painfully visible.

Words that rhyme with becoming

coming, forthcoming, mumming, up-and-coming

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Line breaks: be|com¦ing

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