page-turner
noun Date: 1972 an engrossing book or story

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • page turner — A book so interesting that you can t stop reading it is a page turner …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • page turner — n. any book, esp. a novel, which is so interesting, exciting, suspenseful, etc. that it draws the reader along, though it may be of little or no literary worth * * * …   Universalium

  • page turner — n. any book, esp. a novel, which is so interesting, exciting, suspenseful, etc. that it draws the reader along, though it may be of little or no literary worth …   English World dictionary

  • page-turner — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms page turner : singular page turner plural page turners informal a book that is very interesting or exciting …   English dictionary

  • page-turner — ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ noun : an entertaining book * * * ˈpage turner 7 [page turner] noun (informal) a book that is very exciting …   Useful english dictionary

  • page-turner — page′ turn er n. cvb a book so exciting or gripping that one is compelled to read it very rapidly • Etymology: 1970–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • page turner — /ˈpeɪdʒ tɜnə/ (say payj ternuh) noun 1. Music a person who turns the pages of sheet music so as to assist the performer. 2. a function on an ereader which allows for page turning. –page turning, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • page-turner — noun informal an exciting book. Derivatives page turning adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • page-turner — /payj terr neuhr/, n. a book so exciting or gripping that one is compelled to read it very rapidly. [1970 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • page-turner — noun A written work, usually a novel, which is sufficiently interesting or suspenseful to keep the reader turning the pages …   Wiktionary

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