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page-turner

[ peyj-tur-ner ]
/ ˈpeɪdʒˌtɜr nər /
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noun

a book so exciting or gripping that one is compelled to read it very rapidly.

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page proof, page, thomas nelson, page, walter hines, page-jack, page-three, page-turner, pageant, pageantic, pageantry, pageboy, pager

Origin of page-turner

First recorded in 1970–75
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British Dictionary definitions for page turner

page-turner


noun

an exciting novel, such as a thriller, with a fast-moving story
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