Definition of riveting in English:

riveting

adjective

  • Completely engrossing; compelling.

    ‘the book is a riveting account of the legendary freedom fighter’
    • ‘However, the two do an excellent job putting all the details together in a coherent, even riveting narrative.’
    • ‘It was the most riveting episode in sport I have ever seen.’
    • ‘I cannot say that this film was riveting or particularly thought provoking.’
    • ‘The combination can be riveting in any debate.’
    • ‘The games provide a riveting soccer spectacle at no cost to the spectators.’
    • ‘It is a riveting story, splendidly told.’
    • ‘He accompanies his startling allegations about his opponent with riveting admissions about his own identity.’
    • ‘All the pros and cons of its cinematic flourishes considered, Slumdog Millionaire is a bloody good, riveting and emotionally rousing film.’
    • ‘Richard Harris delivers a riveting portrayal of Captain Tyreen.’
    • ‘And they do promise to be some riveting television.’
    • ‘Our kids discovered that nothing is more riveting than a good read.’
    • ‘Earlier, I saw a staged reading of Light at Smith College; the dialogue was riveting.’
    • ‘There were no substitutes and no gimmicks and it was absolutely riveting.’
    • ‘Our Stan Grant has been reporting on this story for weeks now, bringing us some extremely riveting reports.’
    • ‘Four successive days, furthermore, brought forth a quartet of riveting scraps.’
    • ‘As this semi final unfolded the hurling was riveting.’
    • ‘Nobody has puzzled longer over the roots of his creativity than Dylan himself and this riveting, poetic memoir is the result.’
    • ‘The reports of our Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure sometimes make for riveting reading.’
    • ‘He discusses the psychological impact on troops torn between loyalty and self-preservation in this riveting tale.’
    • ‘This will be a riveting, unforgettable experience!’

Pronunciation

riveting

/ˈrɪvɪtɪŋ/