en·​chant·​ing | \ in-ˈchan-tiŋ , 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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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 In the enchanting world of celebrity weddings, nothing is off limits. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "The Best Celebrity Wedding Moments in Vogue," 26 July 2018 After all, so much of what makes a place seem fresh is simply a matter of perspective; that same enchanting beach, village, or mountain is either new, boring, or over, depending on who ask. Christina Pérez, Vogue, "Here’s Where to Travel in 2019," 26 Dec. 2018 Enterprising, brilliant, deceptive and enchanting, Ada remained, until the end, her father’s daughter. Abigail Deutsch, WSJ, "‘In Byron’s Wake’ Review: Lout and Ladies," 13 Dec. 2018 But whether visitors choose to partake in Carmel's every holiday event or none, this endearing, enchanting little village remains one of the country's best spots to spend Christmas. Jill Gleeson, Country Living, "There Is a Magical Little Town In California Where the Homes Look Like Storybook Cottages," 7 Dec. 2016 Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Scented Hair Mist delivers an enchanting, timeless aroma that will be sure to activate your magickal receptors. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What October's Gemini Horoscope Means for You," 30 Sep. 2018 Howl's Moving Castle Anything made by animated film master Hayao Miyazaki (there's another one on this list) and Studio Ghibli is bound to be enchanting, but Howl's Moving Castle is particularly thought-provoking. Mehera Bonner, Marie Claire, "16 Animated Movies Every Adult Should Watch," 15 Aug. 2017 One of the most enchanting of them all is Bri Luna—also known as @thehoodwitch—who delivers a heady mix of tarot card knowledge, mystical visuals, self-care wisdom, and some serious #bigwitchenergy. Bri Luna, Glamour, "I'm a Real Witch, and I Spend $7,855 a Year on My Beauty Rituals," 31 Oct. 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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