- to fill with delight or wonder; enrapture.
- to put into a trance: to be hypnotically entranced.
Origin of entrance2
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1. enthrall, spellbind, fascinate, transport.
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Examples from the Web for entrancement
He was afraid of his own young rashness and the entrancement of the dream.Robin
Frances Hodgson Burnett
He seemed to wake up at last out of his entrancement, and the red sun was there before his eyes.The World Set Free
Herbert George Wells
A timid reserve followed the first entrancement, but it was the struggle of respect, of honour against a fatal passion.The Key to the Bront Works
When the entrancement is accomplished, the manifestations may take place in different ways.Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers
Spring came, and the tune changed with the entrancement of Persephone's release in the balmy warmth of the South.The Life, Letters and Work of Frederic Leighton
Mrs. Russell Barrington
- the act or an instance of entering; entry
- a place for entering, such as a door or gate
- the power, liberty, or right of entering; admission
- (as modifier)an entrance fee
- the coming of an actor or other performer onto a stage
C16: from French, from entrer to enter
- to fill with wonder and delight; enchant
- to put into a trance; hypnotize
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Word Origin and History for entrancement
1520s, "act of entering," from Middle French entrance, from entrer (see enter). Sense of "door, gate" first recorded in English 1530s.
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