1 the state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror) [syn: fascination]
2 a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual [syn: enchantment, enthrallment, fascination]
- 1851 Henry Theodore Tuckerman - Characteristics of Literature:
Illustrated by the Genius of Distinguished Writers
- But the test of an oration is not only its immediate effect; there are tricks of elocution, a jugglery of manner, and even a personal captivation that so win the senses as to bewilder the judgment.