Something electrifying is very exciting or thrilling. A jazz musician might liven up a performance with a particularly electrifying solo on the saxophone.

Performers are often described as electrifying, especially when they energize and excite their audience. A gymnast's electrifying balance beam routine might elicit a standing ovation from the crowd, and an electrifying scene in a movie might make you gasp out loud in the theater. Electrifying comes from the verb electrify, whose literal meaning, "charge with electricity," dates from 1745 — with the figurative meaning following less than a decade later.

Definitions of electrifying
  1. adjective
    causing a surge of emotion or excitement
    “she gave an electrifying performance”
    synonyms: thrilling
    creating or arousing excitement
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