en·​trance | \ ˈen-trən(t)s How to pronounce entrance (audio) \

Definition of entrance

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : power or permission to enter : admission
2 : the act of entering
3 : the means or place of entry
4 : the point at which a voice or instrument part begins in ensemble music
5 : the first appearance of an actor in a scene


en·​trance | \ in-ˈtran(t)s How to pronounce entrance (audio) , en- \
entranced; entrancing

Definition of entrance (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to put into a trance
2 : to carry away with delight, wonder, or rapture we were entranced by the view

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entrancement \ in-​ˈtran(t)-​smənt How to pronounce entrance (audio) , en-​ \ noun

Examples of entrance in a Sentence

Noun the entrance of the army into the city the country's entrance into war The book describes his entrance into politics. The thieves gained entrance to our house by breaking a window. She always knew how to make a grand entrance. The main entrance is on the left side. There are two entrances to the park. The ship passed through the narrow entrance to the bay. He was denied entrance into the country. She applied for entrance at several colleges. Verb a production of The Nutcracker ballet that will entrance audiences See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun September 24 marks another free entry day to all National Park Service sites that usually charge an entrance fee. Forrest Brown, CNN, 23 Sep. 2022 Included in the entrance fee are unlimited carnival rides, access to the inflatable cornstalk maze, a dress-your-own scarecrow village and photo opportunities. Kari Barnett, Sun Sentinel, 21 Sep. 2022 The artists typically perform to sell-out crowds for considerably higher ticket prices than the $10 festival entrance fee, city officials said. Linda Girardi, Chicago Tribune, 19 Sep. 2022 The farm in Thurmont, Md., charges a $3 entrance fee per person, which includes a wagon ride to and from the field. Sophia Solano, Washington Post, 16 Sep. 2022 The woman in Leeds can be seen by those who enter the grounds of Motorsport Park; there is an entrance fee. Kelly Kazek | Kkazek@al.com, al, 28 July 2022 But the park has an entrance fee of $15 per person or $25 per family-size vehicle. Rayna Song, USA TODAY, 2 July 2022 First held in 1970 – when 1,500 hippies got free milk in exchange for their £1 entrance fee – the festival has developed into a national and international institution, as much a part of the traditional British summer as Wimbledon. Mark Sutherland, Variety, 24 June 2022 How to get here: This beach is accessible via Park Loop Road in Acadia National Park just south of the entrance fee station in Bar Harbor, Maine. Brittany Bowker, BostonGlobe.com, 23 June 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Powerhouse voice, theatrical style, Broadway-meets-rock vibe, ability to entrance TV viewers and turn them into devoted fans. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, 20 Apr. 2022 The blue themes of Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, not to mention the blue Apple uses for iMessages, entrance us. Mark Naida, WSJ, 12 Jan. 2022 Taxi from Newbury station to entrance gate at Highclere about $27 and takes about 15 minutes. Washington Post, 22 Oct. 2021 On Twitch and YouTube, Vubters entrance live audiences, sometimes numbering thousands, with cutesy karaoke or the latest video games. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, 28 Apr. 2021 The free day this weekend is one of six offered by the National Park Service in 2021, and applies only to entrance fees – camping and other fees will still be charged. oregonlive, 13 Apr. 2021 Secure perimeter means classes continue but entrance to the campus is restricted. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 4 Nov. 2020 However, this summer he is eclipsed by Ronnie, a magician, and Evie, his glamorous assistant — and fiancée — who entrance fresh crowds every night. Malcolm Forbes Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 18 Sep. 2020 Yuan's freemium strategy worked and tech companies, entranced by Zoom's simplicity and efficiency, signed up for premium Zoom subscriptions. Jon Sarlin, CNN, 21 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of entrance


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1569, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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en·​trance | \ ˈen-trəns How to pronounce entrance (audio) \

Kids Definition of entrance

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the act of going in He waited for the right moment to make his entrance.
2 : a door, gate, or way for going in
3 : permission to join, participate in, or attend


en·​trance | \ in-ˈtrans How to pronounce entrance (audio) \
entranced; entrancing

Kids Definition of entrance (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to put into a trance
2 : to fill with delight and wonder

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