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haunting

[ hawn-ting, hahn- ]
/ ˈhɔn tɪŋ, ˈhɑn- /
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adjective
remaining in the consciousness; not quickly forgotten: haunting music; haunting memories.
noun
the act of a person or thing that haunts; visitation.
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Origin of haunting

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at haunt, -ing2, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM haunting

haunt·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for haunting

haunting
/ (ˈhɔːntɪŋ) /

adjective
(of memories) poignant or persistent
poignantly sentimental; enchantingly or eerily evocative

Derived forms of haunting

hauntingly, adverb
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