Adjective "riveting" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Completely engrossing; compelling.
  1. 'Our kids discovered that nothing is more riveting than a good read.'
  2. 'The combination can be riveting in any debate.'
  3. 'The games provide a riveting soccer spectacle at no cost to the spectators.'
  4. 'However, the two do an excellent job putting all the details together in a coherent, even riveting narrative.'
  5. 'Nobody has puzzled longer over the roots of his creativity than Dylan himself and this riveting, poetic memoir is the result.'
  6. 'He discusses the psychological impact on troops torn between loyalty and self-preservation in this riveting tale.'
  7. 'I cannot say that this film was riveting or particularly thought provoking.'
  8. 'There were no substitutes and no gimmicks and it was absolutely riveting.'
  9. 'It is a riveting story, splendidly told.'
  10. 'Four successive days, furthermore, brought forth a quartet of riveting scraps.'


1. a metal pin for passing through holes in two or more plates or pieces to hold them together, usually made with a head at one end, the other end being hammered into a head after insertion. verb (used with object), riveted, riveting or (especially British) rivetted, rivetting.

2. to fasten with a rivet or rivets.

3. to hammer or spread out the end of (a pin, bolt, etc.) in order to form a head and secure something; clinch.

4. to fasten or fix firmly.

5. to hold (the eye, attention

More examples(as adjective)

"places can be riveting for markets."

"performances can be riveting."

"squads can be riveting."

"testimonies can be riveting."

"sessions can be riveting."

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