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Definition of "riveting" []

  • Wholly absorbing or engrossing one's attention; fascinating: The last chapter was so riveting that I was reading past midnight. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "riveting" in a sentence
  • "Winter had been long months in riveting them, and not in a day were they to be broken, not even by the thunderbolt of spring."
  • ""Maguire more than makes up for what the book may lack in riveting action with his signature skilled wordplay and profound philosophies on life.""
  • "It's even better when the story is riveting from the get-go and manages to ramp up the tension with each chapter."