Definition of spellbound
: held by or as if by a spell
Examples of spellbound in a Sentence
The children were spellbound by the puppet show.
She's a storyteller that will hold you spellbound.
Recent Examples of spellbound from the Web
Be spellbound and bedazzled by science fair winner presentations at the National Capital Astronomers meeting, held at the University of Maryland Observatory, College Park.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'spellbound'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of spellbound
SPELLBOUND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spellbound for English Language Learners
: giving all of your attention and interest to something or someone
SPELLBOUND Defined for Kids
Definition of spellbound for Students
: having the interest or attention held by or as if by magic power
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up spellbound? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).