en·​rap·​ture | \ in-ˈrap-chər How to pronounce enrapture (audio) , en- \
enraptured; enrapturing\ in-​ˈrap-​chə-​riŋ How to pronounce enrapture (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 Desperate for any technology that would free me from the exhausting process of typing real-time notes during interviews, I was enraptured by Thompson's prediction. Wade Roush, Scientific American, "When Will Speech-Recognition Software Finally Be Good Enough?," 1 May 2020 After the movie, the three go to the Cafe España, where the girls, enraptured by midcentury Hollywood’s benign glossy dream clichés of love, America, and beauty, discuss the movie’s finer points over TruColas. Deborah Eisenberg, The New York Review of Books, "Tyrannical Days," 27 May 2020 That duality—of individualism and community—is what the drones are mimicking to enrapturing effect. Mary Alice Miller, Wired, "300 Drones Illuminate the Sky to Honor Health Care Workers," 9 May 2020 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

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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 20 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of enrapture

formal : to fill (someone) with delight

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