[ fas-uh-ney-shuh n ]
/ ˌfæs əˈneɪ ʃən /


the power or action of fascinating.
the state or an instance of being fascinated: They watched in fascination.
a fascinating quality; powerful attraction; charm: the fascination of foreign travel.
Cards. a form of solitaire.

Nearby words

  1. fasciectomy,
  2. fasciitis,
  3. fascinate,
  4. fascinated,
  5. fascinating,
  6. fascinator,
  7. fascine,
  8. fascinous,
  9. fascio-,
  10. fasciodesis

Origin of fascination

1595–1605; < Latin fascinātiōn- (stem of fascinātiō) a bewitching. See fascinate, -ion

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Word Origin and History for fascination



c.1600, from Latin fascinationem (nominative fascinatio), noun of action from past participle stem of fascinare (see fascinate).

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