Definition of captivation in English:

captivation

noun

  • See captivate

    • ‘It was not her long curls, her lovely figure, or full lips in a constant half smile, nor was it her gentle voice, unusual propriety, or sweet sincerity which held the unruly pirates in captivation; it was her eyes.’
    • ‘Hewitt's captivation with nature and with the landscape is aptly supported in the following poem privately published in 1956.’
    • ‘While the plot is said to be more complicated than before, the enhanced special effects are expected to maintain the captivation of children and adults alike.’
    • ‘Indeed, all of Graham's proud, flawed characters are stunningly and utterly flawed, and they steal the reader's captivation.’
    • ‘Tangentially our society experienced a burgeoning captivation with science and technology, and became increasingly enamored with an efficiency-model of infant feeding and care.’

Pronunciation

captivation

/kaptɪˈveɪʃ(ə)n/