[ grip-ing ]
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  1. holding the attention or interest intensely; fascinating; enthralling: a gripping play; a gripping book.

Origin of gripping

First recorded in 1620–30; grip + -ing2

Other words from gripping

  • grip·ping·ly, adverb
  • grip·ping·ness, noun

Words Nearby gripping Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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