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"Gripping" is an adjective which is often translated as "apasionante", and "riveting" is an adjective which is often translated as "fascinante". Learn more about the difference between "gripping" and "riveting" below.
gripping(
grih
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pihng
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. apasionante
His latest novel is a gripping suspense story.Su última novela es una historia de suspenso apasionante.
b. absorbente
I found the film both gripping and thought-provoking.La película me pareció absorbente, y además me hizo reflexionar.
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riveting(
rih
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vih
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dihng
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. fascinante
His latest book is a riveting thriller with a surprise ending.Su último libro es una novela de suspenso fascinante con un final sorpresa.
The journalist won an award for his riveting coverage of the Vietnam War.El periodista recibió un premio por su fascinante cobertura de la guerra de Vietnam.
b. cautivador
Burke's performance in the title role was riveting.La actuación de Burke en el papel protagónico fue cautivadora.
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