Definition of unputdownable in English:

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unputdownable

Pronunciation: /ˌənˌpo͝otˈdounəbəl/

adjective

informal
(Of a book) so engrossing that one cannot stop reading it.
Example sentences
  • The Unfortunates by Laurie Graham was my unputdownable book of the year.
  • Soft-spoken Italians, as Frances Stonor Saunders explains in this superb and quite unputdownable book, found Hawkwood's name impossible to pronounce.
  • Those who have read Karin Slaughter's previous novels and were looking forward to another unputdownable book will not be disappointed.

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Syllabification: un·put·down·a·ble

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