Definition of rousing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈraʊzɪŋ/


1Exciting; stirring: a rousing speech
More example sentences
  • Before we begin, let's all join in a rousing chorus of our anthem.
  • It's the rousing finale to the exciting Angel series.
  • The outer movements are best - rousing and exciting music that can help cover the lack of great melodies.
enthusiastic, vigorous, hearty, energetic, lively, spirited, animated;
North American informal stem-winding
2 archaic (Of a fire) blazing strongly: a fine rousing fire that will soon warm you



Example sentences
  • The most successful war-related song, which outsold anything by Dylan, was Sergeant Barry Sadler's rousingly patriotic 1966 hit ‘The Ballad of the Green Berets’.
  • Clearly, the hope is that moviegoers will find it rousingly topical.
  • It would have been easy for him to write a rousingly romantic biography which glossed over the enormous contradictions of Ryan's career.

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