enchantment

noun en·chant·ment \ in-ˈchant-mənt , en- \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of enchantment

1 a : the act or art of enchanting
b : the quality or state of being enchanted
  • As the newness of the projects wore off, however, their enchantment with the apartment faded.
  • —Charles Whitaker
2 : something that enchants
  • the enchantments of sailing
3 : a magic spell
  • "Why would you be mad to try and rob Gringotts?" Harry asked. "Spells—enchantments," said Hagrid…
  • —J. K. Rowling
  • "She has made an enchantment over the whole country so that it is always winter here and never Christmas."
  • —C. S. Lewis

Examples of enchantment in a Sentence

  1. Our enchantment faded when we found that the house needed even more repairs.

  2. the enchantment of a snowy field bathed in moonlight

  3. He writes about the dangers as well as the enchantments of sailing.

  4. stories about wizards and enchantments

Recent Examples of enchantment from the Web

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First Known Use of enchantment

13th century


ENCHANTMENT Defined for English Language Learners

enchantment

Definition of enchantment for English Language Learners

  • : a feeling of being attracted by something interesting, pretty, etc. : the state of being enchanted

  • : a quality that attracts and holds your attention by being interesting, pretty, etc.

  • : a magic spell



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