[ adjective ] capable of arousing and holding the attention


"a fascinating story"

Used in print

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

Technically it was fascinating , aurally spell-binding , and dramatically quite realistic .

(The Providence Journal...)

And little Zeme_North , a Dora with real spirit and verve , was fascinating whether she was singing of her love for Floyd , the cop who becomes sewer commissioner and then is promoted into garbage , or just dancing to display her exuberant feelings .

Such fascinating novelties in the score as the fugual treatment of `` On_the_Side_of_the_Angels '' and `` Politics_and_Poker '' were handled splendidly , and I thought Rudy_Bond and his band of tuneful ward-heelers made `` Little_Tin_Box '' even better than it was done by the New_York cast ; all the words of its clever lyrics came_through with perfect clarity .

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

the first hearing was fascinating and the second disillusioning as the gap between sound and substance became clearer .

(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)

Likewise , and equally fascinating , is the news that such unlikely synonyms as `` pratakku '' , `` sweathruna '' , and the tongue-twister `` nnuolapertar-it-vuh-karti-biri-pitknoumen '' all originated_in the same village in Bathar-on-Walli_Province and are all used to express sentiments concerning British `` imperialism '' .

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[ adjective ] capturing interest as if by a spell


"bewitching smile" "Roosevelt was a captivating speaker" "enchanting music" "an enthralling book" "antique papers of entrancing design" "a fascinating woman"

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