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 Holmes bounces from place to place and score to score, struggling to disentangle herself from her bewitching ex-boyfriend, Ilya (Caleb Landry Jones). David Sims, The Atlantic, "30 Movies That Are Unlike Anything You’ve Seen Before," 23 May 2020 Unknown but bewitching pieces by Geminiano Giacomelli and Giuseppe Orlandini are placed back to back, each splendidly showcasing Ms. Hallenberg’s seemingly effortless bravura. Christopher Corwin, New York Times, "Is This the Best Opera Singer You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of?," 20 Feb. 2020 There's a reason the Bullitt's logbook is riddled with positive comments about its bewitching exhaust note and surprisingly comfy interior. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "Our Ford Mustang Bullitt Remains a Lovable Steed Through an Unlovable Season," 16 Mar. 2020 Crossing Delancey’ | Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube, Google Play Opposites attract, in spite of all attempts to stifle said attraction, in this bewitching 1988 romantic comedy from the director Joan Micklin Silver. New York Times, "What to Stream on Valentine’s Day," 13 Feb. 2020 Although the scenic elements are minimal, Edward T. Morris' projections provide bewitching atmosphere. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Darling Grenadine': Theater Review," 11 Feb. 2020 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

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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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“Bewitching.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bewitching. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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