en·​chant·​ress | \ in-ˈchan-trəs How to pronounce enchantress (audio) , en- \

Definition of enchantress

1 : a woman who practices magic : sorceress
2 : a fascinating or beautiful woman

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Examples of enchantress in a Sentence

when misfortune occurred, it was not uncommon for some unpopular woman of the village to be branded an enchantress Scarlett O'Hara is one of literature's most celebrated enchantresses.
Recent Examples on the Web When accused, the enchanter or enchantress will likely attempt to label you a hypocrite for supporting vaccine mandates. Rex Huppke, chicagotribune.com, 2 Sep. 2021 But in one of a few key deviations from the original text, Gawain is also the son of the enchantress Morgan le Fay (Sarita Choudhury), whose determination to secure his future sets the story in motion. Los Angeles Times, 29 July 2021 Players will start out controlling a centaur with a whip as their dungeon manager, but eventually a dryad enchantress and monkey engineer can also be unlocked, with each master necessitating various styles of gameplay. Jason Bennett, Arkansas Online, 24 May 2021 It was deemed a line straight to God — staggering, the voice of an enchantress, a sibyl, a siren. Washington Post, 12 May 2021 She's generally depicted as a mysterious and often unnamed enchantress who lives beneath a lake and is probably best known for bestowing Excalibur on King Arthur. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, 17 July 2020 The Real World, but with bloodsuckers—the location shifted from the creators’ native New Zealand to Staten Island, where erstwhile Ottoman warriors and Gothic enchantresses sent to conquer the New World have instead become homebodies. Judy Berman, Time, 6 Dec. 2019 The story tells of Belle and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. Jennifer Boehm, sun-sentinel.com, 3 Dec. 2019 The classic story retells the tale of Belle and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. Lisa Herendeen, The Mercury News, 22 July 2019

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First Known Use of enchantress

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Enchantress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enchantress. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of enchantress

: a woman who uses spells or magic : a sorceress or witch
: a very interesting or beautiful woman


en·​chant·​ress | \ in-ˈchan-trəs How to pronounce enchantress (audio) \

Kids Definition of enchantress

: a woman who casts magic spells : witch, sorceress

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