enchanting

adjective
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 qvevri aging process is irresistibly enchanting. Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, "Yes, Georgian wine is worth the hype and yes, you should be drinking it," 15 Aug. 2019 Le Clos Des Sens, Yoann Conte, Auberge du Père Bise—the third is the most enchanting. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "Exploring Annecy, the Venice of the French Alps," 7 Nov. 2018 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

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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

adjective
en·​chant·​ing | \ in-ˈchan-tiŋ\

Kids Definition of enchanting

: very attractive : charming an enchanting smile

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