gripping

adjective
grip·​ping | \ ˈgri-piŋ How to pronounce gripping (audio) \

Definition of gripping

: taking a powerful hold upon one's interest or feelings a gripping thriller Shabba Ranks has a gripping baritone voice that ranges from bedroom purr to locker-room-boast roar.— Mark Coleman

Other Words from gripping

grippingly adverb
a grippingly honest performance

First Known Use of gripping

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gripping was in 1896

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“Gripping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gripping. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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gripping

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of gripping

: very interesting and exciting

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