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 Walking on the broken porcelain conjures the most enchanting crack-crunch-tinkle. Vanessa Hua, SFChronicle.com, "Beach trip provides lessons across time," 10 Sep. 2020 The kaleidoscopic nature of America’s social variety is (along with its geographic variety) is one of the most enchanting and remarkable things about this country. Cameron Hilditch, National Review, "The Case for Private Education Co-operatives," 9 Sep. 2020 The enchanting village of Ogunquit further lures LGBTQIA+ travelers with a bustling downtown, home to an eclectic mix of fine restaurants, B&Bs, art galleries, trendy and traditional beach shops, and jewelry stores. Dan Koday, Travel + Leisure, "10 Up-and-Coming Destinations Around the World For LGBTQIA+ Travelers," 5 Sep. 2020 All of the films are gussied up with remarkable clarity, giving us modern folk an enchanting view into life long ago. Matt Simon, Wired, "AI Magic Makes Century-Old Films Look New," 12 Aug. 2020 Perfectly landscaped hedges and trees add to the splendor, as does the enchanting terrace that can hold over 400 people. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, "Beyoncé's "Black Is King" Features the Mansion From "The Godfather"," 4 Aug. 2020 Upon his death in 1999, famed writer and artist Shel Silverstein left behind an enchanting legacy of songs, cartoons, children’s books—and a very bohemian houseboat. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Shel Silverstein’s Historic Sausalito Houseboat Is Now on Sale," 14 Apr. 2020 Yet, despite all the changes and fewer patrons filling the space, McIver said the patio remains enchanting. Larrisa Beth Turner, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Here are 7 of the top Salt Lake City restaurant patios for social distancing," 5 Aug. 2020 But the most enchanting spot anywhere on this Mediterranean island is smack in the middle in the walled city of M'dina. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "51 Things in Europe that Every Traveler Needs to Experience," 4 Aug. 2020

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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 20 Sep. 2020.

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en·​chant·​ing | \ in-ˈchan-tiŋ \

Kids Definition of enchanting

: very attractive : charming an enchanting smile

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