Definition of enthralling in US English:

enthralling

adjective

  • Capturing and holding one's attention; fascinating.

    ‘an enthralling bestseller’
    • ‘What is more, the use of a black panel in the background had an enthralling effect.’
    • ‘Most of us find the oceans enthralling.’
    • ‘The Diablo games haven't exactly carved out their niche in gaming history with their rich, enthralling narratives.’
    • ‘As I mentioned in the homework addendum, the storyline was enthralling.’
    • ‘A lone tourist baked in the sun as he lost himself in what must have been an enthralling book.’
    • ‘A repeat of this enthralling spectacle would send everyone home happy, if a little drained.’
    • ‘His writing is lucid and enthralling.’
    • ‘The sight this shower presents on Earth is expected to be enthralling.’
    • ‘Certainly enthralling is the 14-minute, emotionally soaring offering from vocalist Khan.’
    • ‘Providing the Games continue free of security problems, the next fortnight promises to be enthralling.’
    • ‘Some of these notes are so enthralling that the reader can easily be sidetracked from the main text.’
    • ‘The most enthralling aspect of No Direction Home was undoubtedly Dylan's willing participation.’
    • ‘The music is, as usual, extremely complex, enthralling and exhilarating.’
    • ‘This has been quite simply enthralling television.’
    • ‘For me it was a source of enthralling empathy.’
    • ‘His comments are just as enthralling as his site.’
    • ‘The color plates of hundreds and hundreds of species are breathtaking and enthralling.’
    • ‘Although the game was a low scoring encounter it was still thoroughly enthralling.’
    • ‘What you get is an absolutely enthralling listen, one built with rapturous conduction and taut harmony.’
    • ‘The Last Emperor is one of the most artful and enthralling epics ever committed to film.’

Pronunciation

enthralling

/enˈTHrôliNG//ɛnˈθrɔlɪŋ/