enchanting

adjective

en·​chant·​ing in-ˈchan-tiŋ How to pronounce enchanting (audio)
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: 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
enchantingly adverb
an enchantingly beautiful landscape
A young woman … smiled out at us enchantingly Stephanie Burgis

Example Sentences

visitors have long found the Highlands of Scotland to be an enchanting place
Recent Examples on the Web The sets are enchanting, enhanced by plays of light giving the staging depth and atmosphere. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 20 Oct. 2022 The history behind its name and its significance to the collection are closely related, and its aesthetic is enchanting. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021 Who knew this summertime standby could be so enchanting come fall? Pamela Wright, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Sep. 2022 But all things pumpkin spice make the autumn that much more enchanting, including channeling it into a macaron recipe flavor. Su-jit Lin, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Aug. 2022 The area is so enchanting that in 2006, the Mexican government designated Todos Santos a Pueblo Mágico—one of just 100 or so small towns honored for its natural beauty, cultural riches, or historical relevance. Christina Pérez, Vogue, 11 July 2022 Based on the book series of the same name, this Halloween classic is enchanting, magical and — wait for it — bewitching! Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 28 Sep. 2022 Erivo is enchanting as the Blue Fairy and nails her rendition of Disney’s most iconic song. Joey Morona, cleveland, 8 Sep. 2022 With fantastic supporting performances by Olympia Dukakis and others, this gloriously off-genre romantic comedy is enchanting from the second the moon strikes your eye. Deanna Janes, Harper's BAZAAR, 9 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1589, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 1 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

enchanting

adjective

en·​chant·​ing
in-ˈchant-iŋ
: having great charm and attraction
enchantingly adverb

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