AskDefine | Define captivation

Dictionary Definition



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]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The act of captivating or the state of being captivated.


  • 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.
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1