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

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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 Her professor showed her around and Cambridge-Rice found the inside of the Civil War-era home just as enchanting as the outside. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "Hot Property: An ex-Civil War prisoner came home to this cottage. See what it looks like today.," 21 June 2019 The history, the scenery, the people—there are few places more enchanting to visit than Ireland. Todd Plummer, Town & Country, "5 Amazing Locations in Ireland," 21 May 2019 Over on the park’s supersaturated west side, the Hoh Valley is home to the park’s most enchanting forest, a mosaic of moss, ferns, and giant trees that really does look like something from a medieval fairytale (or Sasquatch movie). National Geographic, "A guide to Olympic National Park," 18 Apr. 2019 The Modern Bohemia Earring This season’s most enchanting extras feature an elevated mix of matte and glitz. Vogue, "5 Spring Essentials to Stock Up On," 19 Mar. 2019 Their chemistry is magical and enchanting, at least, and 100% real. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Lady Gaga Has Broken Her Silence on That Sensual “Shallow” Performance with Bradley Cooper At the Oscars," 28 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of enchanting

1589, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jul 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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