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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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 Adare Manor County Limerick, Ireland This past year, Adare Manor, the enchanting 18th-century Irish estate (and bona fide calendar house), whose driveway is littered with Porsches and Lamborghinis, unveiled two luxury stand-alone cottages. Alex Schechter, Vogue, "Beyond Airbnb: 9 Luxe Hotels That Cater to House Lovers," 11 Oct. 2018 Above, a look at some of Vikander’s most enchanting moments in Louis Vuitton. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Alicia Vikander’s Best Fashion Moments in Louis Vuitton," 8 Feb. 2018 Lili paired the dress with some classic nude Stuart Weitzman pumps, a soft nude pink lip, and tousled waves for a truly enchanting look. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Lili Reinhart Wears Brock Collection Floral Dress to W Magazine's Best Performances Party," 6 Jan. 2019 Any witch, wizard, warlock, goblin, and or muggle can agree that there is nothing more enchanting than a well packaged (and scented) seasonal candle. Katelyn Chef, Teen Vogue, "5 Harry Potter Holiday Candles," 9 Nov. 2018 Fresh from a visit to the Shawn Mendes salon, Camila Cabello returned to social media with another enchanting moment of fun for fans. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Camila Cabello Did Her Best Hermione Granger Impression During a Trip to a Famous “Harry Potter” Film Location," 19 Dec. 2018

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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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en·​chant·​ing | \ in-ˈchan-tiŋ\

Kids Definition of enchanting

: very attractive : charming an enchanting smile

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