enrapture

verb

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,
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transitive verb

: to fill with delight

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
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Word History

First Known Use

1740, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of enrapture was in 1740

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“Enrapture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enrapture. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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enrapture

verb
en·​rap·​ture in-ˈrap-chər How to pronounce enrapture (audio)
enraptured; enrapturing -ˈrap-chə-riŋ How to pronounce enrapture (audio)
-ˈrap-shriŋ
: to fill with delight
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