en·​rap·​ture | \ in-ˈrap-chər How to pronounce enrapture (audio) , en- \
enraptured; enrapturing\ in-​ˈrap-​chə-​riŋ How to pronounce enrapturing (audio) , -​ˈrap-​shriŋ , en-​ \

Definition of enrapture

transitive verb

: to fill with delight

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Examples of enrapture in a Sentence

Her melodious voice enraptured the audience. enraptured upon learning that he would be attending college on a full sports scholarship
Recent Examples on the Web The art house crowd is certain to be enraptured by this gem. Jeff Menell, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Howards End': THR's 1992 Review," 27 Feb. 2020 The journalist in me was enraptured by Meredith Levien, COO of the New York Times. Samantha Barry, Glamour, "At the Makers Conference, This Year’s Takeaway: Beauty Shouldn’t Be a Competitive Sport," 24 Feb. 2020 The show so enraptured the country that its tickets became the most expensive in theater history, going for an average of $1,200 (with at least one going for close to $10,000) and earning multiple millions each week. Washington Post, "The decade’s most impactful pop-culture debuts, from ‘Game of Thrones’ to Kylie Jenner as a billionaire," 23 Dec. 2019 He was enraptured by the film’s portrayal of journalism’s moral force, its critical distance and independence. Joshua Yaffa, The New Yorker, "The Kremlin’s Creative Director," 9 Dec. 2019 The show's searing portrayal of the superrich and highly dysfunctional Roy family has enraptured, delighted, and at times horrified viewers these past ten weeks. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "Succession's Costume Designer Explains How to Look Really, Really Rich," 14 Oct. 2019 One famous photo shows a trio of French female journalists hovering around Che, all clearly enraptured. Lisette Poole, Smithsonian, "Roaring Through Cuba With Che Guevara’s Son," 24 Oct. 2019 Japan is enraptured with the game on the evidence of the crowd on Saturday as nearly 40,000 — just about the maximum the stadium could hold — lived every moment. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Dream still on: Wondrous Japan gets win, bonus point v Samoa," 5 Oct. 2019 There was no gay equivalent of the Hollywood Ten, no high-stakes gay version of the Army-McCarthy congressional hearings to enrapture the nation. James Kirchick, WSJ, "Stonewall Wasn’t the Start of the Gay Rights Struggle," 22 June 2019

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First Known Use of enrapture

1740, in the meaning defined above

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“Enrapture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enrapture. Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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formal : to fill (someone) with delight

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