rousing, exciting, or thrilling: a stirring speech.
moving, active, bustling, or lively: a stirring business.
a mental impulse, sensation, or feeling: stirrings of hope.
a small movement: the best thing she could do was to pretend that her husband's nocturnal stirrings didn't wake her
- stir·ring·ly, adverb
- un·stir·ring, adjective
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How to use stirring in a sentence
The category also honors a few shows that have ended their runs, such as “Pose,” FX’s stirring and groundbreaking drama, and HBO’s recently canceled horror-drama “Lovecraft Country.”Emmy nominations 2021: ‘The Crown,’ ‘The Mandalorian,’ ‘WandaVision’ lead with most nods | Sonia Rao, Bethonie Butler | July 13, 2021 | Washington Post
Cook, stirring, until all the spinach is wilted, but still bright green, about 2 minutes.Toss pasta with spinach, feta and dill for a speedy vegetarian supper | Ellie Krieger | July 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Add the remaining 2 teaspoons of garlic and cook, stirring, until it turns pale golden, 20 to 30 seconds.Afghan-style grilled eggplant with tomatoes and yogurt is a summer dish to have on repeat | Ellie Krieger | July 1, 2021 | Washington Post
Add the rest of the flour-cornmeal mixture, stirring until it disappears into the batter.
The film is a beautiful, stirring story about people, as Abuela Claudia puts it, who are “asserting our dignity in small ways,” making sure “little details that tell the world we are not invisible” get their chance on center stage.The long-awaited In the Heights movie is electrifying and perfectly timed | Alissa Wilkinson | May 21, 2021 | Vox
The gathering of the thousands of cops had been a soul-stirring sight.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos | Michael Daly | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Cook, stirring often, for 10 minutes or until the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture is smooth.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding | Carla Hall | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Add chocolate and butter to the bowl and melt, stirring to combine.
Economic development, then, is not simply about adding a cornucopia of talent or cool, then shaking and stirring it like a drink.
Sprinkle on the flour and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
Hence it was that he found in Great Britain an implacable enemy ever stirring up against him European coalitions.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
At any rate his stirring advice and the dispatches he brought roused the military authorities at Meerut into activity.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
I told them of the stirring times in Cuba, till the day came when we stormed the hill, and they had to carry me back to the sea.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
It was a stirring time, for Scotchmen encounter their Hogmanhay with ardent spirits.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
As they brush the holly-leaves, in passing, the very sprays that touch the dresses of the scared girls are stirring.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
British Dictionary definitions for stirring
exciting the emotions; stimulating
active, lively, or busy
- stirringly, adverb
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