en·​chant·​ing | \ in-ˈchan-tiŋ How to pronounce enchanting (audio) , en- \

Definition of enchanting

: powerfully pleasing, appealing, or delightful : charming enchanting music an enchanting story a book with enchanting illustrations One of the most enchanting museums in London is also one of the world's most important for architectural and design drawings.— Allison Eckardt Ledes

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Other Words from enchanting

enchantingly adverb
an enchantingly beautiful landscape A young woman … smiled out at us enchantingly — Stephanie Burgis

Examples of enchanting in a Sentence

visitors have long found the Highlands of Scotland to be an enchanting place
Recent Examples on the Web At only 4 inches tall, these adorable dolls are enchanting. Nicole Teut, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Oct. 2021 What happened next is either unutterably enchanting or unsuitable for adult discussion. Andrew Kay, Longreads, 17 July 2021 Leave it to Saweetie and MAC to transform the iconic Boom Boom Room at The Standard into an enchanting magical garden. Vogue, 12 Sep. 2021 The three-day trial unfolds in the middle of a snowstorm at once fierce and enchanting. Dick Lehr, WSJ, 20 Aug. 2021 As with cheese, the line between stinky and enchanting can be a fine one. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 July 2021 The enchanting storybook wedding took place at Colorado's Dunton Hot Springs, a luxury ranch situated in a former 1800s ghost town. Leena Kim, Town & Country, 9 Sep. 2021 The most enchanting hotel of the city of lights is now more than ready to make its guests dream. Cécilia Pelloux, Forbes, 3 Sep. 2021 Followers expect storytelling that’s creative and captivating while still relying on the core elements that made the original work so enchanting in the first place. Tanya Christian, Glamour, 27 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of enchanting

1589, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of enchanting was in 1589

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“Enchanting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enchanting. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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en·​chant·​ing | \ in-ˈchan-tiŋ \

Kids Definition of enchanting

: very attractive : charming an enchanting smile

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