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Definition of fascination noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, usually singular] a very strong attraction that makes something very interesting Water holds a fascination for most children. New Orleans has a fascination all of its own. The fascination of the game lies in trying to guess what your opponent is thinking.
  2. 2[uncountable, singular] the state of being very attracted to and interested in someone or something The girls listened in fascination as the story unfolded. They stared in horrified fascination as the snake approached. fascination for/with somebody/something the public's enduring fascination with movie stars
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: fascination