Origin of enchantment
Examples from the Web for enchantment
But I also want jazz to be loved and enjoyed, to serve as a source of enchantment and delight.
But as the years go on, you learn about the oily machinery that manufactures all that enchantment.I Joined the Peace Corps Because of Angelina Jolie|Sean Smith|January 19, 2011|DAILY BEAST
This is true magic—the enchantment of love, memory, obsession, and the flawed attempts of human beings to understand themselves.
She is the author of a novel, Enchantment, and a collection of essays, Dreaming of Hitler.
The houses seemed to acquire from the gray and silver web of October enchantment a mysterious immensity.Carnival|Compton Mackenzie
For notwithstanding the misery of such reflections, there is an enchantment in this remorse, which fixes them to the spot.Adventures in the Moon, and Other Worlds|John Russell Russell
Seated under the bower of jasmine and honeysuckle I felt as if I were experiencing the enchantment of paradise, of another Eden.The Story of a Child|Pierre Loti
Very gradually the heavens clear, till at last a blue sky and warm sunshine bring out all the enchantment of the scene.The Roof of France|Matilda Betham-Edwards
Every cadence and vibration of that voice was to him enchantment—he could not choose but pause.The Cock and Anchor|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
British Dictionary definitions for enchantment
Word Origin and History for enchantment
late 13c., from Old French encantement, from enchanter "bewitch, charm," from Latin incantare, literally "enchant, cast a (magic) spell upon," from in- "upon, into" (see in- (2)) + cantare "to sing" (see chant (v.)). Figurative sense of "alluring" is from 1670s. Cf. Old English galdor "song," also "spell, enchantment," from galan "to sing," source of the second element in nightingale.