intrigue Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “intrigue” in the English Dictionary

"intrigue" in British English

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intrigueverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪnˈtriːɡ/
to ​interest someone a lot, ​especially by being ​strange, ​unusual, or ​mysterious: Throughout ​history, ​people have been intrigued by the ​question of whether there is ​intelligentlifeelsewhere in the ​universe.

intriguenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈɪn.triːɡ/
(the making of) a ​secretplan to do something, ​especially something that will ​harm another ​person: a ​tale of political intrigue
(Definition of intrigue from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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intrigueverb [T]

 us   /ɪnˈtriɡ/
to ​interest someone, often because of an ​unusual or ​unexpectedquality: I was intrigued by his ​slow, ​deliberate way of ​talking and the ​seriouslook in his ​eyes.
adjective  us   /ɪnˈtri·ɡɪŋ/
She has written an intriguing ​account of ​growing up on a ​farm as one of ten ​children.

intriguenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈɪn·triɡ, ɪnˈtriɡ/
the making of a ​secretplan to do something, esp. something that will ​harm someone: [U] In that ​tale of ​political intrigue, he ​combinedgreatdialogue with an ​interestingplot and a ​surpriseending.
(Definition of intrigue from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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