en·​rapt | \ in-ˈrapt How to pronounce enrapt (audio) , en- \

Definition of enrapt

: wholly absorbed with rapture

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enrapt concertgoers just sat there in motionless silence as the pianist flawlessly executed the piece
Recent Examples on the Web In the 1970s, anti-Japanese sentiments faded as Americans became enrapt with health foods. Heather Arndt Anderson, Slate Magazine, "The Secret History of America’s Oldest Tofu Shop," 18 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of enrapt

1606, in the meaning defined above

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“Enrapt.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enrapt. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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