enrapture

play
verb en·rap·ture \ in-ˈrap-chər , en- \

Definition of enrapture

enraptured; enrapturing play \in-ˈrap-chə-riŋ, -ˈrap-shriŋ, en-\
transitive verb
:to fill with delight

Examples of enrapture in a Sentence

  1. Her melodious voice enraptured the audience.

  2. enraptured upon learning that he would be attending college on a full sports scholarship

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First Known Use of enrapture

1740


ENRAPTURE Defined for English Language Learners

enrapture

play
verb

Definition of enrapture for English Language Learners

  • : to fill (someone) with delight



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