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page-turner

[peyj-tur-ner] /ˈpeɪdʒˌtɜr nər/
noun
1.
a book so exciting or gripping that one is compelled to read it very rapidly.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75
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Examples from the web for page-turner
  • The history of cosmology turns out to be less of a page-turner, though it is a model of clarity.
  • It may be a page-turner, but it's a stomach-turner, too.
  • Thanks to her, what could have been a somber literary journey becomes a witty, chattering page-turner.
British Dictionary definitions for page-turner

page-turner

noun
1.
an exciting novel, such as a thriller, with a fast-moving story
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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