Definition of absorbing in English:

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Pronunciation: /əbˈzôrbiNG/
Pronunciation: /əbˈsôrbiNG/


Intensely interesting; engrossing: an absorbing account of their marriage
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  • The most obvious reason, I imagine, is that the more we learn of our distant relatives, the more we learn about ourselves - a subject that is, naturally, of absorbing interest.
  • But irrespective of whether you are a collector, this is an absorbing book for anyone interested in history or other cultures.
  • It should be a most interesting and absorbing match.



Example sentences
  • Learning in the traditional classroom could be an absorbingly interesting experience only if there is a talented and dedicated teacher who cares for children.
  • The book has an absorbingly detailed description of the intricacies of this market.
  • Mary Swan's ‘The Deep’ is an absorbingly haunting account of a pair of mutually dependent mirror-image twin sisters who go overseas during World War I.

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Syllabification: ab·sorb·ing

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