riveting

adjective riv·et·ing \ ˈri-və-tiŋ \

Definition of riveting

:having the power to fix the attention :engrossing, fascinating
  • a riveting story

rivetingly

play \-lē\ adverb

Examples of riveting in a Sentence

  1. a riveting explanation of light waves that fascinated the class

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First Known Use of riveting

1677


RIVETING Defined for English Language Learners

riveting

adjective

Definition of riveting for English Language Learners

  • : very exciting or interesting



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