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 And never forget that his cockiness has always been part of his appeal: Shyamalan is a showman who loves to enrapture you with a good yarn and then floor you with a killer twist. Tim Grierson, Vulture, 26 July 2021 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, 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, 27 May 2020 That duality—of individualism and community—is what the drones are mimicking to enrapturing effect. Mary Alice Miller, Wired, 9 May 2020 The art house crowd is certain to be enraptured by this gem. Jeff Menell, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Feb. 2020 The journalist in me was enraptured by Meredith Levien, COO of the New York Times. Samantha Barry, Glamour, 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, 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, 9 Dec. 2019 See More

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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 22 May. 2022.

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