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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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 And the photographer’s process is as enchanting as the images themselves. Lydia Horne, WIRED, "Can You Spot the Hidden Images in These Psychedelic Landscapes?," 7 June 2018 That is one of the reasons a trip to Europe is always so enchanting. Michael Austin, chicagotribune.com, "Treat yourself to the charms of a half-bottle of wine," 9 May 2018 On a nice night, a leisurely walk down Dearborn Street, lined with its beautiful old Chicago homes, can be enchanting. Gwendolyn Purdom, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago date idea: 'Window' shopping at 3 Arts Club Cafe then strolling and dinner at The Vig," 13 Apr. 2018 Fantasy Land Nail Polish, an enchanting iridescent color that is sure to dazzle your digits. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What July's Leo Horoscope Means for You," 29 June 2018 Make the short drive west to Chipping Campden, another enchanting village, and enjoy a long stroll. New York Times, "36 Hours in the Cotswolds," 17 May 2018 The simpler the aesthetic, the more enchanting the staging. Charles Mcnulty, latimes.com, "'The Tempest' at the Old Globe: Kate Burton casts a benevolent spell as Prospera," 26 June 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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