captivating captivating  /ˈkæp tɪ ˌveɪ tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) capturing interest as if by a spell

Usage(s):

  1. Director Gaichi Kono says the eroticism of elders is captivating to younger viewers.
  2. Bell is a captivating star, with a girl scout's face and Philip Marlowe's jadedness.
  3. Absolute Sandman makes you feel like a kid again, with a big book in your hand, immersed in a captivating story full of mythical characters engaged in exciting, fantastical stories.

News

  1. 'Sound sculpture' musician to presented by Blue Pearl Yoga at Masonic Temple

    Press release: "Matt Venuti's performance opens the heart, quiets the mind, and deeply touches the soul" ~Arun Gandhi, author, lecturer, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi Multi-instrumentalist/composer Matt Venuti is one of the world's premier players of the Hang, the most exciting new acoustic instrument of the 21st Century and one of the most captivating and versatile of all time. Better described as ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Batavian

  2. Russian Singing/Dancing Troupe performs July 19

    The captivating Golden Gates/Moscow Nights musical troupe from St. Petersburg, Russia will present a magical family show featuring Russian songs, lilting balailaka and accordion instrumentals, folk stories, dances, and comedy routines on Friday, July 19 at 7:00 pm.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Miami Gardens News

  3. Five inviting front porches

    Boy howdy, does the CNN Living team love a house tour! There's just something captivating about walking through a beautiful house, being inspired by design choices and seeing the personal treasures that make a home. And what better place to start a home tour than the front door?
    on June 10, 2013     Source: CNN

Quotes

  1. "I needed a phenomenal actor, but he also had to be someone unafraid of taking on such an iconic role," Nolan says in the production notes for The Dark Knight. "Heath created something entirely original. It's stunning, it's captivating....
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: Christopher Nolan Source: USA Today

  2. "I had this image of a fisherman [catching] this girl in his net," he explains. "It was a very captivating image and I designed a fairy tale around it. It was a challenge to construct a story that depends so much on fantasy, but that's what I...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Neil Jordan Source: Artvoice

  3. "Tila Tequila made a name for herself by doing things her way, captivating legions of fans online, both men and women," said MTV executive Tony DiSanto. "Now she is taking that attitude and sex appeal to her own TV series where she is looking...
    on Sep 7, 2007 By: Tony DiSanto Source: FOXNews

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