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enchanting

[en-chan-ting, -chahn-] /ɛnˈtʃæn tɪŋ, -ˈtʃɑn-/
adjective
1.
charming; captivating:
an enchanting smile.
Origin of enchanting
1545-1555
First recorded in 1545-55; enchant + -ing2
Related forms
enchantingly, adverb
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  • And she laughed at him out of her green eyes that slanted so enchantingly.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • I am flattered, said the Devil, and smiled gently, enchantingly.

  • It was aristocratic, enchantingly indolent, like the face of a happy lotus-eater.

    The Garden Of Allah Robert Hichens
  • She was young, she was strong, above all she was enchantingly pretty!

    What Timmy Did

    Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
  • Later, Rosalie, came, enchantingly demure in her Greuze-like beauty.

    The Danger Mark Robert W. Chambers
  • Never in her life had these three who loved her seen her so beautiful, so enchantingly confident and gay.

    The Beloved Woman Kathleen Norris
  • The faces are enchantingly painted, the hair shining and arranged in numerous wonderful designs.

    The Double Spy Dan T. Moore
  • The views from the drawing room windows were enchantingly beautiful.

    The English in the West Indies James Anthony Froude
  • The inside of the hay-cart was enchantingly polished, and also full of hay-seed, which had a charm for me.

    Rustic Sounds Francis Darwin
  • Never had he seen such handsome people, nor any so enchantingly cheerful.

    British Goblins Wirt Sikes
British Dictionary definitions for enchantingly

enchanting

/ɪnˈtʃɑːntɪŋ/
adjective
1.
pleasant; delightful
Derived Forms
enchantingly, adverb
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