- delightful; enchanting.
Origin of entrancing
- to fill with delight or wonder; enrapture.
- to put into a trance: to be hypnotically entranced.
Origin of entrance2
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Examples from the Web for entrancing
The steady, entrancing rhythms are a well-established motif in dramatizations of the American war in Vietnam.A Different Kind of Vietnam Story
October 9, 2014
Its emotional core is also sure, and serious, entrancing and relatively dark.Teju Cole’s Keen Eye Spares No One—Himself Included
July 9, 2014
The war is an entrancing possibility, but not yet a reality, and it remains that way throughout the novel.American Dreams: 'A Time to Be Born' by Dawn Powell
May 25, 2012
I was seeing fashionable life for the first time, and it was entrancing.The Woman Thou Gavest Me
Some of the younger girls are beautiful, and most of the children are entrancing.Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land
Henry Van Dyke
He has before him a field of historical research of most entrancing interest.Clairvoyance
Charles Webster Leadbeater
Those were years of depravity, but they were entrancing in memory.In a Little Town
She smiled with entrancing sweetness, and held out her hands.The Crooked House
- 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
- to fill with wonder and delight; enchant
- to put into a trance; hypnotize
Word Origin and History for entrancing
1520s, "act of entering," from Middle French entrance, from entrer (see enter). Sense of "door, gate" first recorded in English 1530s.