Definition of fetching in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfɛtʃɪŋ/


Attractive: a fetching little garment of pink satin
More example sentences
  • Enjoying a sudden burst of confidence, primarily because he'd just spotted a particularly pretty classmate in a fetching skating skirt, he shot off and left me to my own devices.
  • The soloists, too, delivered a fetching geometry onstage, delightful to Balanchine aficionados anytime.
  • We even got to roam around Television Centre with them a bit today - Mena making a particularly fetching weather presenter.
sexy, alluring, seductive, ravishing, desirable, irresistible;
Scottish & Northern English  bonny
informal divine, heavenly, smashing, adorbs, tasty, hot, fanciable, easy on the eye
British informal fit
North American informal cute, foxy
dated taking
archaic comely, fair



Pronunciation: /ˈfɛtʃɪŋli/
Example sentences
  • And so they got on with it, taking the standard British free-fall nuclear bomb of the time, the fetchingly named Blue Danube, and designing a pressurised, water-tight casing for the land-mine version.
  • Bowker is more scholarly and far better on Orwell's literary influences; Taylor, eager to be fetchingly original, breaks up his chronological account with mini-essays on aspects of Orwell's career and personality.
  • Coldplay's music is reassuringly familiar and dependably thoughtful to everyone except, it seems, Chris Martin, who has fetchingly wrapped up their third album in his insecurities.

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