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

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 drama is engrossing, the world is enchanting, the characters are all deeply developed and interesting. Andy Meek, BGR, 20 Nov. 2021 Her newest is strange, enchanting and funny: a work about motherhood, doom, regret and the magic — dark, benevolent and every shade in between — of words on paper. Molly Young, New York Times, 2 Nov. 2021 Ohana creates an allure that is enchanting and undeniable. Steve Baltin, Forbes, 3 Oct. 2021 With the help of Rep. Maxine Walters and Ari Lennox, Sullivan reclaimed her time on stage with an enchanting and titillating display from her Heaux Tales EP, which won album of the year at the 2021 BET Awards. Heran Mamo, Billboard, 28 June 2021 All this enchanting, enriching, and elevating might sound pricey or way too over the top. Chip Bell, Forbes, 28 Oct. 2021 This enchanting glamping experience is perfect for a romantic getaway or a family-friendly affair. Kristi Eaton, Chron, 21 Oct. 2021 Its intoxicating combination of Turkish rose, patchouli, and incense is inspired by the book’s enchanting and tragic heroine Isabel. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 19 Oct. 2021 Last September’s Galore is at once devastating and enchanting — a reflection on the challenging and sometimes confusing gradient of human connection. Keegan Brady, Rolling Stone, 14 Oct. 2021

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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 30 Nov. 2021.

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More Definitions for enchanting


en·​chant·​ing | \ in-ˈchan-tiŋ \

Kids Definition of enchanting

: very attractive : charming an enchanting smile

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