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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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 British singer-songwriter Beth Orton’s trademark sound dating to 1996’s sterling debut Trailer Park blended acoustic folk with buzzing electronic textures in an often bewitching mix., "Paul Simon, Harry Styles, FringeA-Thon, Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle! Tour, and other happening in Philadelphia, June 15-22," 14 June 2018 But each one reinforces, complicates or undermines the others in a bewitching feat of theme and variation that is rich in emotion, suspense and humor. Sebastian Smee,, "With 'Kudos,' Rachel Cusk completes a literary masterpiece," 30 May 2018 Backlit by a bewitching blend of blue and soft yellow, the crucifix seems to levitate. Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘Shesus’ lives — and rocks — in Ray of Light’s ‘Superstar’," 19 May 2018

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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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