bewitching

adjective
be·​witch·​ing | \ bi-ˈwi-chiŋ How to pronounce bewitching (audio) , bē- \

Definition of bewitching

: powerfully or seductively attractive or charming a bewitching smile her bewitching eyes

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Other Words from bewitching

bewitchingly adverb
… I perceived in the captain's face that same bland, benevolent, and bewitchingly merry expression … — Herman Melville

Examples of bewitching in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Les Enluminures is one of the great dealers in these dazzling, bewitching little things. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "The Winter Show’s Many Small Treasures," 28 Jan. 2020 The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is back, delivering another bewitching brew of horror, magic, and the occasional high school hijinks. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina S3 is a mesmerizing melting pot of the macabre," 27 Jan. 2020 In Part 3 of the series, our bewitching heroine makes it her mission to free her boyfriend Nick from eternal damnation — under the evil eye of Madam Satan — and bring him back into her arms. Chuck Barney, Detroit Free Press, "TV highlights for the week of Jan. 19-25," 17 Jan. 2020 Her I'd-rather-be-somewhere else attitude only adds to her bewitching brand of beauty. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "6 Holiday Party Makeup Ideas From Pat McGrath," 19 Dec. 2019 This year’s Pantone color of the year, Classic Blue, looks elegant and bewitching in eyeshadow, dramatic mascara, lipstick, and hair. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "These Celebrities And Beauty Lovers Show Us How To Do Classic Blue For Winter," 19 Dec. 2019 Stark synths and a dark, groovy bass line combine to cast a bewitching spell over lyrics about a heart blissfully haunted by familiar love. Marc Snetiker, EW.com, "EW's Friday Five: Prince goes acoustic, a Hamilton alum gets romantic, and more best songs of the week," 19 Oct. 2019 Here are a few more bewitching items for your home. Ann Lien, House Beautiful, "A Canadian Company Has Created an Actual Invisibility Cloak," 8 Nov. 2019 Frey’s Second String Quartet and Third String Quartet, his most celebrated works to date, show the bewitching power of these sonorities. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, "The Otherworldly Minimalism of Jürg Frey," 29 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of bewitching

1595, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bewitching was in 1595

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11 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Bewitching.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bewitching. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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