mes·​mer·​ic | \ mez-ˈmer-ik also mes- How to pronounce mesmeric (audio) \

Definition of mesmeric

1 : of, relating to, or induced by mesmerism

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mesmerically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce mesmerically (audio) \ adverb

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But as the truth of what brought Takeru to the humble seaside village is slowly disclosed, those nagging bits vanish to reveal a mesmeric fusion of fable, ghost story and haunting depiction of family trauma. Alexis Burling, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘Lion Cross Point,’ by Masatsugu Ono," 27 Apr. 2018 Forward Ahmed Khan was dubbed the 'snake charmer' by the British media for his mesmeric ball control., "World Cup Countdown: 17 Weeks to Go - Did India Drop Out of 1950 Because They Refused to Wear Boots?," 25 Feb. 2018 Nevertheless, screenwriter Ted Tally has unraveled a taut, mesmeric psychological thriller. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Silence of the Lambs': THR's 1991 Review," 14 Feb. 2018 The Irishman's left foot has always possessed magic, but his cross into the Venezuelan from deep out on the left wing was mesmeric and deserved to have contributed to more than just a consolation., "Referees Take Center Stage, Arsenal's New Signings Shine on Wild EPL Weekend," 5 Feb. 2018 The cavernous bilge, the towering foredeck, the phalanxes of Tomahawk missiles — the 900-foot dreadnought is itself a mesmeric site, and director Andrew Davis conveys the hard-iron majesty, as well as mystery, of the battleship to the hilt. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Under Siege': THR's 1992 Review," 9 Oct. 2017 Songwriter and auteur Adam Granduciel’s mesmeric rock band have topped themselves again with A Deeper Understanding, the follow-up to 2014’s acclaimed Lost in the Dream. Dan Deluca,, "U2, Taylor Swift, and the rest of the albums and concerts to look forward to this fall," 6 Sep. 2017 The traditional war hero was certainly a male, but women were also exposed to the mesmeric influence of myth. Catherine Merridale, WSJ, "Myths of Mother Russia," 11 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of mesmeric

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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