from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having the power to enchant; charming: enchanting music.

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  • v. Present participle of enchant.
  • adj. Having the ability to enchant; charming, delightful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a power of enchantment; charming; fascinating.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Charming; ravishing; delightful to mind or sense: as, an enchanting voice; an enchanting face.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capturing interest as if by a spell


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  • But he said he liked the enchanting sounds the Arabic words made as they rolled off his tongue.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • Bed, which was published in June, is the debut novel of the journalist David Whitehouse and has been described as "enchanting, surreal and heart-warming". - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Best known as the enchanting French witch Fleur Delacour in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" (2005) and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" parts 1 and 2 (2010 and 2011), Ms. Poésy has also played Colin Farrell's love interest ("In Bruges," 2008) and, more recently, James Franco's former girlfriend in Danny Boyle's "127 Hours."

    The Other Cannes Film Festival

  • Thinking of the last movie I saw Ledger in, as the beautiful, romantic but flawed and human "live fast, die young" James Dean-inspired Dylan persona in I'm Not There, I was filled with sadness, recalling the enchanting, idyllic scenes between Charlotte Gainsbourg and Ledger tuned to Dylan's "I Want You."

    Kim Morgan: Heath Ledger: 1979-2008

  • I found it slight but enchanting, which is not the same thing as slightly enchanting.

    Hoppin��� Down The Bunny Trail

  • These days of camping in the woods with the other Girl Scouts recalled the enchanting months outdoors she had spent with her father.

    The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest

  • Her little nose, and her fresh colour, and her silly but not unmalicious laugh, were called enchanting; and all irregularities of feature and faults of shape were absolutely turned into merits by that odd commendation, so common with us -- "A deuced fine girl; none of your regular beauties."

    Godolphin, Volume 2.

  • Though mostly anchored in the very real world, all of these stories are sprinkled with a beguiling darkness that recalls the enchanting lilt of our earliest story times.

    NPR Topics: News

  • This Brooklyn-based collective make what I can only describe as enchanting, trance-like electronic sounds on one hand, yet are capable of delivering well-crafted pop on the other hand.

    Rock Sellout

  • Her ability to have such "pleasing reflections" about herself as well as her "enchanting" appearance stimulate the Duchess to express her spontaneous love for Eliza: she "no sooner beheld our Heroine than throwing her arms around her neck, she declared herself so much pleased with her, that she was resolved they never more should part";

    'Pleasure is now, and ought to be, your business': Stealing Sexuality in Jane Austen's _Juvenilia_


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