Learn how to say Fascination correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word fascination:
the power to fascinate someone; the quality of being fascinating:
television has always held a fascination for me
the state of being fascinated:
he had a lifelong fascination with science
The two senses of fascination each take a different preposition. A person has a fascination with something they are very interested in (
her fascination with the royal family
), whereas something interesting holds a fascination for a person (
words have always held a fascination for me
). The Oxford English Corpus shows that the distinction is often blurred today, but it should be maintained in careful writing.