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

Earlier this year, the Mount Tabor-side restaurant launched a Monday-only pasta night, serving four enchanting pastas from chef Katy Millard with lively wine pairings from partner Ksandek Podbielski for a little over a month. Michael Russell, oregonlive.com, "Everything Southeast Portland’s Coquine does, it does well (2019 review)," 4 Aug. 2019 Manicured gardens, lush foliage and arbors dripping with wisteria create an enchanting backyard setting. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: This spacious, gracious Monte Sereno estate ensures a tranquil lifestyle close to Los Gatos," 30 July 2019 Put simply, this is one of the all-time great love songs with some of the most enchanting animation to ever grace the big screen. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, "Ranked: The 25 best classic Disney songs, from 'Mary Poppins' to 'The Lion King'," 16 July 2019 For the final stop on a four-year World Cup odyssey, the U.S. women’s national soccer team is perched at a former 19th-century convent in the hills high above this enchanting city. Steven Goff, The Denver Post, "“Locked on and still hungry,” USA soccer enters World Cup final aware of its legacy," 6 July 2019 The farm has been repurposed and transformed into an enchanting vintage and rustic market full of eclectic and one-of-a-kind treasures. Candice Terrell, Fierce Marketing, Cincinnati.com, "Charm at the Farm is back for 2019," 19 June 2019 They were greeted by a chaotic and enchanting city of 1 million people, where pink dolphins glide through the waterways and three-wheeled motorized rickshaws rumble across dusty streets. NBC News, "At remote Amazon jungle hospital, U.S. med students learn vital lessons," 8 July 2019 Try to achieve influencer status while posting pics at some of the city’s most enchanting spots. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Daywatch: Scooters popular, but safety rules aren’t, a gerrymandering win for Illinois Democrats and other things to know to start your day," 28 June 2019 Upon moving to Las Vegas, use the uniforms to harken back to a decade when Vegas was new and enchanting and violent. Conor Orr, SI.com, "Which NFL Throwback Uniforms Should Make a Comeback?," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of enchanting

1589, in the meaning defined above

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11 Aug 2019

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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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