en·​rapt in-ˈrapt How to pronounce enrapt (audio)
: wholly absorbed with rapture

Examples of enrapt in a Sentence

enrapt concertgoers just sat there in motionless silence as the pianist flawlessly executed the piece
Recent Examples on the Web They are too enwrapped in their own stories, too enrapt, to pay attention to her. Yiyun Li, Harper’s Magazine , 28 Sep. 2022 In the 1970s, anti-Japanese sentiments faded as Americans became enrapt with health foods. Heather Arndt Anderson, Slate Magazine, 18 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1606, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of enrapt was in 1606

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“Enrapt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enrapt. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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