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spellbound

adjective

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being or appearing to be under a magic spell
  • spellbound audiences never tire of this annual Christmas favorite

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spellbound

verb
past tense of spellbind

Synonyms of spellbound (Entry 2 of 2)

to hold the attention of as if by a spell
  • the tale about pirates and their buried treasure had completely spellbound the children

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The first known use of spellbound was in 1785

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“Spellbound.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/spellbound. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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