What does the word excitement mean?

Usage examples for excitement

  1. In our excitement we had forgotten to speak low. – The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
  2. One day, calling on Hennequin, he found him in a state of great nervous excitement. – The Parisians, Book 6. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. There was excitement in Dr. Weston's tone. – Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman by Emma Speed Sampson