verb en·thrall \in-ˈthrl, en-\

: to hold the attention of (someone) by being very exciting, interesting, or beautiful


Full Definition of ENTHRALL

transitive verb
:  to hold in or reduce to slavery
:  to hold spellbound :  charm
en·thrall·ment \-ˈthrl-mənt\ noun

Variants of ENTHRALL

en·thrall or en·thral \in-ˈthrl, en-\

Examples of ENTHRALL

  1. <enthralled by the flickering fire in the hearth, we lost all track of time>
  2. <for years these master magicians have been enthralling audiences with their astounding illusions>

Origin of ENTHRALL

Middle English
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with ENTHRALL

ALGOL, and all, Antall, appall, Argall, argol, air ball, ashfall, at all, atoll, AWOL, baseball, beach ball, beanball, befall, Bengal, best-ball, birdcall, blackball, Bokmål, bookstall, box stall, bradawl, brick wall, broomball, catcall, catchall, cell wall, COBOL, cold call, cornball, Cornwall, crown gall, cue ball, cure-all, curveball, deadfall, de Gaulle, dodgeball, downfall, downhaul, drywall, duck call, eight ball, eyeball, fair ball, fastball, fireball, fire wall, foosball, football, footfall, footwall, forestall, forkball, foul ball, four-ball, fourth wall, free-fall, gadwall, game ball, glycol, golf ball, Goodall, goofball, googol, guildhall, hair ball, handball, hardball, headstall, heelball, highball, holdall, house call, icefall, infall, install, John Paul, jump ball, keelhaul, know-all, landfall, Landsmål, line-haul, line squall, lowball, Maillol, meatball, menthol, mess hall, miscall, mothball, Naipaul, naphthol, Nepal, nightfall, nutgall, oddball, outfall, outhaul, paintball, pinball, pitfall, plimsoll, pratfall, prayer shawl, pub crawl, puffball, punchball, pushball, rainfall, rainsquall, recall, rial, Riksmål, rockfall, roll call, rorqual, Saint Paul, save-all, screwball, seawall, short-haul, shortfall, sick call, sidewall, sleazeball, slimeball, snowball, snowfall, softball, sour ball, speedball, spitball, stickball, stonewall, stone wall, stoopball, strip mall, T-ball, tea ball, tell-all, three-ball, toll call, town hall, trackball, Tyrol, Udall, Walsall, what all, whip stall, Whitehall, whitewall, windfall, windgall, withal, you-all
ENTHRAL Defined for Kids


verb en·thrall \in-ˈthrl\

Definition of ENTHRALL for Kids

:  to hold the attention of completely <The show enthralls audiences.>


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