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 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 When his father would kick him offline to make a phone call, Brennan would continue to tinker on the computer, enraptured and determined to discover how the machine worked. Timothy Mclaughlin, WIRED, "The Weird, Dark History of 8chan," 6 Aug. 2019 Earhart would likely have been enraptured by the ship’s space-age display. Rachel Hartigan Shea, National Geographic, "Exclusive: Inside the search for Amelia Earhart’s airplane," 12 Aug. 2019 Ward was enraptured, and his fascination with birds began. New York Times, "A Bird Show Spots a Rival, and Bird-Watchers of Color Are Angry," 28 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/enraptured. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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formal : to fill (someone) with delight

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