- charming; captivating: an enchanting smile.
Origin of enchanting
- to subject to magical influence; bewitch: fairytales about witches who enchant handsome princes and beautiful maidens.
- to delight to a high degree: Her gaiety and wit have enchanted us all.
- to impart a magic quality or effect to.
Origin of enchant
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Examples from the Web for enchanting
Nathan found Texas enchanting; the land itself, familiar—like the fields he remembered from home.‘The Harness Maker’s Dream:’ The Unlikely Ranch King of Texas
September 20, 2014
A table on the three-tiered deck of Louie's Backyard is an enchanting place to dine, especially in the evening.A Magical Meal at Louie’s Backyard in the Conch Republic
Jane & Michael Stern
July 13, 2014
It is a weirdly beautiful moment, simple but enchanting, like something out of a dream.Giovanni Zoppé’s Real-Life Family Circus
October 21, 2012
The arrival of the enchanting Carla, however, changes everything.This Week’s Hot Reads: July 23, 2012, All-Fiction Edition
July 23, 2012
The result is something harrowing, enchanting, and utterly original.Must-Read Fiction: ‘The Watch,’ ‘Alys, Always,’ ‘The Year of the Gadfly’
Cameron Martin, Lucy Scholes, Amber Dermont
June 19, 2012
Triumphant as you are over my heart, dear enchanting Olivia!Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
You could not believe that you were not the first mortal that had ever found his way into the enchanting desert.
But enchanting as they were, they found not the avenue to his heart.
Its presence sufficed to give the clearing an enchanting charm.Abbe Mouret's Transgression
Hobart, which up to 1881 was called Hobart Town, has a most enchanting situation.Six Letters From the Colonies
- pleasant; delightful
- to cast a spell on; bewitch
- to delight or captivate utterly; fascinate; charm
Word Origin and History for enchanting
late 14c., literal and figurative, from Old French enchanter "bewitch, charm, cast a spell" (12c.), from Latin incantare (see enchantment). Or perhaps a back-formation from enchantment. Related: Enchanting; enchantingly. Enchanted in weakened sense of "delighted" is from 1590s.