Definition of moving in English:


Line breaks: mov¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈmuːvɪŋ


1 [often with submodifier] In motion: a fast-moving river
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  • They swayed with the motion of the moving car, occasionally glancing around at the other passengers.
  • Burberry has just done that, ordering a giant, gently moving mobile for its flagship Tokyo store.
  • Attached over your baby's cot, a mobile's moving shapes and bright colours will attract your baby's gaze.
in motion, operating, operational, working, going, on the move, active;
movable, mobile, motile, unfixed
2Producing strong emotion, especially sadness or sympathy: an unforgettable and moving book
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  • She went ahead with it, and from all accounts, it was an extremely emotional, moving experience.
  • Nothing like a nice bit of moving emotional opera first thing in the morning to get you ready for the day's work ahead…
  • The strong script, with moving dialogues, gets the viewer completely hooked.
effective, telling, striking, impressive, inspiring, inspirational, stimulating, arousing, stirring, soul-stirring, exciting, thrilling, dramatic
informal tear-jerking



sense 2.
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  • So in the end, the author's point is effectively, even movingly, made.
  • Some visitors to church tell me afterwards they have never heard the Gospel presented so powerfully and movingly.
  • He also talks movingly about the problems of commuting from Belfast and the pain of being away from his children.

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