en·​chant·​ed in-ˈchan-təd How to pronounce enchanted (audio)
: placed under or as if under a magic spell
an enchanted forest/island
: having or seeming to have a magical quality
an enchanted evening
A journey beneath a rig is an excursion to an enchanted realm.Paul K. Driessen
: made to feel delightfully pleased or charmed
I was enchanted, ravished with pleasure by what I saw.Robert Garis
His many previous works have attracted a loyal, enchanted following.George Johnson
Hollywood may be in a tizzy over the upcoming movie version of his … first novel, … but others aren't nearly as enchanted.Steve Daly
enchantedly adverb
… trying to provide one of the first-round upsets to which the public is so enchantedly accustomed. Alexander Wolff

Examples of enchanted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sustainable nymphs and pattern-wielding sprites populated an enchanted forest of watercolors. Harry Hill, ELLE, 9 Sep. 2023 The reporter’s teenage son is less than enchanted with the ride. WIRED, 13 Oct. 2023 Growing up is always a loss—a loss of an enchanted way of seeing, at the very least—and for some people growing up is more of a loss than for others. Rivka Galchen, The New Yorker, 23 Oct. 2023 When American travel writer Rick Steves became enchanted with these remote lands, once only accessible by sea or by train, Cinque Terre’s landed on everyone’s bucket list. Kasia Dietz, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Oct. 2023 Eileen quickly becomes enchanted by the new counselor, who develops a closeness with the younger woman. Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Oct. 2023 Create your own portal into an enchanted forest by placing broomsticks in planters and lining your front walkway with faux mushrooms. Megan Boettcher, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Oct. 2023 And Kansas City is enchanted by the love story that seems to be playing out between Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce. Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 28 Sep. 2023 Eddie Murphy is facing off with angry geese, enchanted ceramic Christmas villagers and one havoc-wreaking elf in the first trailer for Candy Cane Lane. Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of enchanted was in the 15th century

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“Enchanted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enchanted. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


: being or appearing to be under a magic spell
an enchanted forest

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