Definition of captivating in English:

captivating

adjective

  • Capable of attracting and holding interest; charming.

    ‘a captivating smile’
    • ‘His children had apparently never seen anything more captivating.’
    • ‘In this exhibition, he seems more interested in captivating viewers rather than in shocking them.’
    • ‘A lot of his article is commonsense, but written in a disarming and captivating manner.’
    • ‘Still more captivating are Greaves' architectural structures, a dozen in all, installed at the four corners of the site.’
    • ‘Dyson devotees will find nothing new in this collection, some of his most captivating moments are recycled.’
    • ‘The opposing sizzle may be more captivating then rational discourse.’
    • ‘Talk about a story that's just captivating people's attention.’
    • ‘However, the movie plays like a series of vignettes, which means that another captivating scene is always around the corner.’
    • ‘In contrast to the opening 45 minutes, the second period proved captivating.’
    • ‘Dressed in a white cotton suit Pep reeled the audience in with his captivating voice.’
    • ‘There is a captivating element of juxtaposition in each painting.’
    • ‘In a captivating section, Bate attempts to reconstruct Shakespeare's library.’
    • ‘The sixth piece, which consisted of light string combinations, was the quartet's least captivating performance.’
    • ‘It's a captivating depiction of a way of life very removed from time.’
    • ‘Van Meene's camera tends to linger on eccentric but captivating details.’
    • ‘Known primarily for her quiet, captivating voice, Doiron sings with a style slightly different from previous releases.’
    • ‘There's something captivating about the desert.’
    • ‘Upon close observation, you will find inspiration in each of the artist's captivating images.’
    • ‘These works maintain a quiet, inviting tone all the more captivating for their utter lack of pretense.’
    • ‘Nowhere else have I been greeted by so many genuine, captivating smiles.’
    charming, enchanting, bewitching, fascinating, beguiling, entrancing, alluring, engaging, interesting, winning, delightful
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Pronunciation:

captivating

/ˈkaptəˌvādiNG/