Definition of haunting adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhɔːntɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɔːntɪŋ//
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beautiful, sad or frightening in a way that cannot be forgotten a haunting melody/experience/image See related entries: UnhappinessExtra examples The area is celebrated for the haunting beauty of its landscape. The haunting melody played over and over in her mind. We could hear the haunting sounds of the whales calling to each other.
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