en·​chant·​ing | \in-ˈchan-tiŋ, en-\

Definition of enchanting 

: powerfully pleasing, appealing, or delightful : charming enchanting music an enchanting story a book with enchanting illustrations One of the most enchanting museums in London is also one of the world's most important for architectural and design drawings.— Allison Eckardt Ledes

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Other Words from enchanting

enchantingly adverb
an enchantingly beautiful landscape A young woman … smiled out at us enchantingly — Stephanie Burgis

Examples of enchanting in a Sentence

visitors have long found the Highlands of Scotland to be an enchanting place

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Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Scented Hair Mist delivers an enchanting, timeless aroma that will be sure to activate your magickal receptors. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What October's Gemini Horoscope Means for You," 30 Sep. 2018 Howl's Moving Castle Anything made by animated film master Hayao Miyazaki (there's another one on this list) and Studio Ghibli is bound to be enchanting, but Howl's Moving Castle is particularly thought-provoking. Mehera Bonner, Marie Claire, "16 Animated Movies Every Adult Should Watch," 15 Aug. 2017 One of the most enchanting of them all is Bri Luna—also known as @thehoodwitch—who delivers a heady mix of tarot card knowledge, mystical visuals, self-care wisdom, and some serious #bigwitchenergy. Bri Luna, Glamour, "I'm a Real Witch, and I Spend $7,855 a Year on My Beauty Rituals," 31 Oct. 2018 The Commonwealth Avenue entrance serves as the park’s most enchanting introduction, where a statue of George Washington comes flanked by flowers at the gate. Elizabeth Wellington, Condé Nast Traveler, "16 Best Things to Do in Boston," 2 Aug. 2018 David Loftus Beldi Country Club: Less than twenty minutes from the center of Marrakech, Beldi Country Club’s sprawling 15 acres of rose gardens, olive trees and enchanting greenery inspire earthy glamour and true relaxation. Jaimie Potters, Marie Claire, "Weekend Trip Guide: Where to Stay, Eat, and Explore in Marrakech, Morocco," 16 Mar. 2018 Magician superstar Criss Angel will bring his enchanting stunts to Akron’s Goodyear Theater on his RAW tour. cleveland.com, "10 things to do in Akron the week of Jan. 8-14," 8 Jan. 2018 But the two old people made it all the way back to Boston on their own, safe and sound, after six glorious days of biking in one of Europe’s most enchanting locations. BostonGlobe.com, "A modern wonder — the electric bike — lets us relive the good old days in France," 11 July 2018 Passes astray, poor control and generally no fluidity - hardly the enchanting start the public were looking for. SI.com, "It's Coming Home! Twitter Goes Berserk as England March Into First World Cup Semi-Final Since 1990," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of enchanting

1589, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of enchanting was in 1589

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en·​chant·​ing | \in-ˈchan-tiŋ\

Kids Definition of enchanting

: very attractive : charming an enchanting smile

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