enchanting

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪnˈtʃɑːntɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(en chanting, -chän-)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
en•chant•ing  (en chanting, -chän-),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. charming;
    captivating:an enchanting smile.
en•chanting•ly, adv. 
  • enchant + -ing2 1545–55

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enchanting /ɪnˈtʃɑːntɪŋ/ adj
  1. pleasant; delightful

enˈchantingly adv
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
en•chant /ɛnˈtʃænt/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object]
  1. to place (someone) under a magical spell;
    bewitch.
  2. to delight completely;
    charm;
    captivate:Her performance enchanted the audience.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
en•chant  (en chant, -chänt),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to subject to magical influence;
    bewitch:fairytales about witches who enchant handsome princes and beautiful maidens.
  2. to delight to a high degree:Her gaiety and wit have enchanted us all.
  3. to impart a magic quality or effect to.
  • Latin incantāre to put a spell on; see incantation
  • Anglo-French, Middle French enchanter
  • Middle English 1325–75
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged fascinate, attract;
      captivate, enrapture.

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enchant /ɪnˈtʃɑːnt/ vb (transitive)
  1. to cast a spell on; bewitch
  2. to delight or captivate utterly; fascinate; charm
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French enchanter, from Latin incantāre to chant a spell, from cantāre to chant, from canere to sing

enˈchanter n enˈchantress fem n
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