Definition of quickening in US English:

quickening

adjective

  • 1Made or becoming faster or quicker.

    ‘the quickening pace of our times creates an impatience with delay’
    ‘this hormone causes a quickening pulse’
  • 2Becoming more stimulated or lively.

    ‘he looked with quickening curiosity through the smoke’

Pronunciation

quickening

/ˈkwɪk(ə)nɪŋ//ˈkwik(ə)niNG/