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Noun: fascination  ,fa-su'ney-shun
  1. The state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror)
    - captivation
  2. A feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual
    - captivation, enchantment, enthrallment [N. Amer], enthralment [Brit, Cdn]
  3. The capacity to attract intense interest
    "he held the children spellbound with magic tricks and other fascinations"

Derived forms: fascinations

Type of: attraction, attractiveness, enchantment, liking, spell, trance

Encyclopedia: Fascination