en·​chant·​ing | \ in-ˈchan-tiŋ How to pronounce enchanting (audio) , 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
Recent Examples on the Web The enchanting storybook wedding took place at Colorado's Dunton Hot Springs, a luxury ranch situated in a former 1800s ghost town. Leena Kim, Town & Country, 9 Sep. 2021 The most enchanting hotel of the city of lights is now more than ready to make its guests dream. Cécilia Pelloux, Forbes, 3 Sep. 2021 Followers expect storytelling that’s creative and captivating while still relying on the core elements that made the original work so enchanting in the first place. Tanya Christian, Glamour, 27 Aug. 2021 Beyond simply creating enchanting looks, these pros are also proving makeup is truly for all—whether female, male, or nonbinary. Christian Allair, Vogue, 26 Aug. 2021 But the most enchanting moment was when Shannon discussed hiring a terrible plumber to fix her dishwasher because his voice triggered her ASMR. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 13 Aug. 2021 There's also the award-winning brewery Terminal Gravity in nearby Enterprise, which isn't new but makes one of the state's best IPAs and has the most enchanting outdoor location alongside a burbling creek. Hannah Wallace, Condé Nast Traveler, 6 Aug. 2021 Disneyland's Snow White-themed ride got a makeover during the park closure, so guests will have the chance to witness this enchanting update as well. Nina Ruggiero, Travel + Leisure, 13 Aug. 2021 Here are some of the best enchanting and moving modern versions of celestial jewelry: Venyx’s opal doublet Galaxy pendant with diamonds set into the stars and around the border. Beth Bernstein, Forbes, 15 June 2021

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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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“Enchanting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enchanting. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for enchanting


en·​chant·​ing | \ in-ˈchan-tiŋ \

Kids Definition of enchanting

: very attractive : charming an enchanting smile

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