Definition of engaging in English:

engaging

adjective

  • Charming and attractive.

    ‘an engaging smile’
    • ‘Ade is a handsome 16-year-old in New York City with a warm, engaging smile.’
    • ‘From everything I know, she is an engaging, likeable person, but she certainly isn't coming off as much of a team player.’
    • ‘I look at his engaging smile and listen to his loud laugh and kiss his soft little cheeks and I wonder.’
    • ‘Never did she fail to warmly greet people with her engaging smile and lively chat.’
    • ‘The paintings Cormac selected for view at the Garter Lane Centre comprise an engaging mix of land, sea and urban scapes alongside an array of still lives.’
    • ‘One of the most interesting houses in Mayfair, an engaging contrast to its neighbours, with a starry host of former occupants.’
    • ‘He must have been a very engaging speaker, a charming man.’
    • ‘Good looking, polo-playing and sporty, he appeared to have an eye for a pretty face and an engaging shyness that endeared him to many and helped him become one of the most sought after bachelors in the world.’
    • ‘Valery is a cheerful person with roguish brown eyes and an engaging smile.’
    • ‘Michelle immediately responded to his engaging personality and smiled in returned.’
    • ‘It is as visually appealing as its story is engaging and imaginative.’
    • ‘I hadn't noticed it beforehand, but the way his face lifted when he beamed highlighted the engaging way his smile was the slightest bit crooked.’
    • ‘She smiled her most secretive and engaging smile and said nothing.’
    • ‘They realize the engaging city offers them a home and a lifestyle like most of them have never experienced.’
    • ‘His engaging personality, pretty face and impressive physique make him the envy of all the other models.’
    • ‘She has an engaging smile, she is discrete, and she is strong.’
    • ‘He was an engaging character who delighted in good company and was a good man to tell a story.’
    • ‘Even though he had impeccable manners and an engaging smile, and also a ton of money, she knew he wasn't for her.’
    • ‘What interventions can be made at an architectural level to make our city a more engaging place to live?’
    • ‘He is a highly talented DJ, has a most pleasant and engaging voice, and would be a great loss to the radio station.’
    charming, appealing, attractive, pretty, delightful, lovely, pleasing, pleasant, agreeable, likeable, lovable, sweet, winning, winsome, fetching, dazzling, arresting, captivating, enchanting, bewitching, alluring, irresistible, dreamy, heavenly, divine, gorgeous
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Pronunciation

engaging

/ɪnˈɡeɪdʒɪŋ//ɛnˈɡeɪdʒɪŋ/