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

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Soon, tree frogs and crickets loudly chirp a bewitching symphony. Norma Meyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, "James Bond’s Jamaican roots," 13 June 2019 Santana’s virtuosic playing is complimented by Spanish jazz singer Buika, who adds her bewitching vocals to a number of the album’s tracks. Jordan Runtagh,, "Santana Talks New Album Africa Speaks, 20th Anniversary of 'Smooth' and Return to Woodstock," 7 June 2019 Maybe Hongjoong's majestic mullet will draw you in or even Yunho's swift movements, or Jongho's effortless high notes, or Yeosang's bewitching stare. Devon Abelman, Allure, "How Bold Beauty Choices Set Rookie Group Ateez Apart in the K-Pop World," 17 Apr. 2019 Along with these popular pins, the Pinterest Report also detailed an interest in users to create nails that look stitched like Frankenstein, eyeliner that gives the illusion of spider webs, and nails that look bewitching. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "The Most Popular Pinterest Halloween 2018 Beauty Searches," 27 Sep. 2018 The crewneck, which comes in gray and white, features silhouettes of Mary, Winnie, and Sarah Sanderson in all their bewitching glory. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Every 'Hocus Pocus' Fan Needs This Sanderson Sister Sweater for Halloween," 23 Sep. 2018 Make this bewitching display at home by first hollowing a green heirloom pumpkin. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "50+ Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween," 25 July 2018 In fact, Timmins notes, the photo was taken more than a year after Carter’s initial discovery and was heavily staged to exude the aura of a mystically bewitching find. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Rare Photographs Put Focus on Egyptians Who Worked Alongside Carter to Excavate Tutankhamun’s Tomb," 9 July 2018 Everyone remains fascinated by him—the life is compelling, the person bewitching, the canvases impossible to turn away from—but nobody agrees on why. Stephen Metcalf, The Atlantic, "Jean-Michel Basquiat Is Still an Enigma," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of bewitching

1595, in the meaning defined above

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