spellbound

adjective spell·bound \ ˈspel-ˌbau̇nd \
|Updated on: 17 May 2018

Definition of spellbound

: held by or as if by a spell

Examples of spellbound in a Sentence

  1. The children were spellbound by the puppet show.

  2. She's a storyteller that will hold you spellbound.

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First Known Use of spellbound

1785

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SPELLBOUND Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of spellbound for English Language Learners

  • : giving all of your attention and interest to something or someone


SPELLBOUND Defined for Kids

spellbound

adjective spell·bound \ ˈspel-ˌbau̇nd \

Definition of spellbound for Students

: having the interest or attention held by or as if by magic power


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