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 show is about two roommates, their extended social circle and their unusual dynamics, and its through-the-looking-glass hyper-sincerety is both enchanting and warmly deranged. Margaret Lyons, New York Times, "How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?," 14 May 2020 The signs are turned on nightly at dusk and blaze away until 11 p.m. The romance of neon For an old road warrior like me, the park is an enchanting slice of Americana. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "When stay at home ends: This Arizona neon sign park glows nightly. Here's how to see it," 20 Apr. 2020 Few fixtures of a New York City summer are as enchanting as Shakespeare in the Park. New York Times, "A Cast Album I Love: ‘Twelfth Night’," 22 Apr. 2020 But this year at New York Fashion Week, Rose went all out, dreaming up a setting for her fall 2020 presentation that was every bit as enchanting as the dresses themselves. Laurel Benedum, ELLE Decor, "Lela Rose’s Fall 2020 Show Was an All-Out Floral Fantasia," 20 Feb. 2020 His name evokes an island, warm and remote, enchanting and unspoiled. Lee Jenkins, SI.com, "The Island of Kawhi: Leonard gives second wind to Spurs' dynasty," 14 Mar. 2016 Schmidt’s performance was enchanting, soothing, his picking deceptive in its ease, his songs striking a sort of Leonard Cohen–esque balance of elements. Brendan Fitzgerald, Longreads, "“I miss my body when it was ferocious” The Transfiguration of Paul Curreri," 14 Mar. 2020 When this hound is around, your baby can fall asleep to warm or cool LED light in the shape of an enchanting puppy. Popular Science, "Soothing night lights for babies and toddlers," 15 Mar. 2020 That means a bit of cleanup but that is a small concern given the enchanting vanilla fragrance. Earl Nickel, SFChronicle.com, "Want privacy in your S.F. yard? Think beyond bamboo," 21 Feb. 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 7 Jun. 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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