enchantment

noun en·chant·ment \ in-ˈchant-mənt , en- \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of enchantment

1 a : the act or art of enchanting
b : the quality or state of being enchanted
2 : something that enchants
  • the enchantments of sailing

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

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First Known Use of enchantment

13th century


ENCHANTMENT Defined for English Language Learners

enchantment

noun

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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