Definition of captivating in English:


Syllabification: cap·ti·vat·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈkaptəˌvātiNG


Capable of attracting and holding interest; charming: a captivating smile
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  • His children had apparently never seen anything more captivating.
  • Upon close observation, you will find inspiration in each of the artist's captivating images.
  • In contrast to the opening 45 minutes, the second period proved captivating.



Pronunciation: /-ˌvātiNGlē/
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  • To illustrate this thesis, Hanson captivatingly narrates the details of the marches and men lead by three generals: Epaminondas, William Sherman, and George Patton.
  • These days, my skepticism about the current state of photography is mostly relegated to cameras which, despite being so captivatingly small, remain annoyingly enigmatic.
  • Although North America abounds with excellent ski resorts, some of the most captivatingly beautiful ones offering slopes the envy of the world are in Switzerland.

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