fas·​ci·​na·​tion | \ ˌfa-sə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce fascination (audio) \

Definition of fascination

1a : the quality or power of fascinating
b : something fascinating
2 : the state of being fascinated : the state of feeling an intense interest in something

Examples of fascination in a Sentence

the fascination that the subject of dinosaurs has for most children
Recent Examples on the Web This innovative watch runs on H20 and will quench your quirky bro’s fascination with unique gadgets and science-centric mechanisms. Karla Pope, Woman's Day, 4 May 2022 Greka’s fascination with the kidneys began in the brain. Isabella Cueto, STAT, 2 May 2022 In comparison, Alice’s fascination with the Artist seems pathological. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, 29 Apr. 2022 This is how my curiosity and fascination with how AI is helping sustainability and accelerating our progress in this space sparked. Didem Un Ates, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 Few things in The Candidate feel more dated now than Ritchie’s fascination with TV screens. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, 25 Apr. 2022 The resulting series is the culmination of Pickering's lifelong fascination with the 37th president. Tyler Aquilina, EW.com, 22 Apr. 2022 Despite fashion’s ongoing fascination with all things 1990s, Ping’s mission is not just to revive—or archive—Ro, but to create something new within a framework of an existing brand name. Vogue, 20 Apr. 2022 But for those who see Tesla as an important player in the fight against climate change, and for those who believe that SpaceX is the future of space travel, Musk’s new fascination with Twitter seems like a baffling distraction. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 14 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of fascination

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of fascination was in 1605

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“Fascination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fascination. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for fascination


fas·​ci·​na·​tion | \ ˌfa-sə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce fascination (audio) \

Kids Definition of fascination

: a great interest in or attraction to something

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