[ en-chan-tris, -chahn- ]
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  1. a woman who practices magic; sorceress.

  2. an irresistibly charming or fascinating woman: an enchantress who breaks men's hearts.

Origin of enchantress

1325–75; Middle English enchanteresse<Anglo-French, Middle French. See enchanter, -ess

usage note For enchantress

See -ess.

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How to use enchantress in a sentence

  • Those steeped in Arthurian legends may suspect Gawain’s mother is none other than the enchantress Morgan Le Fay, who learned the dark arts from the powerful wizard Merlin.

  • Say goodbye to Will Smith’s Deadshot and Cara Delevingne’s enchantress, but say hello to Idris Elba’s Bloodsport, John Cena’s Peacekeeper and Sylvester Stallone lending his voice to King Shark.

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  • Harry refers to his “enchantress of our Twenty Thousand Days.”

    The Magazine King | Harold Evans | May 1, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Isabel suddenly felt herself and her organdie absurdly out of place in this room with its enchantress atmosphere.

    Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
  • Schooners 'Wanderer' and 'enchantress' were both very successful vessels, and fast in their day.

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  • At these words the enchantress, who did not expect them, uttered a loud exclamation of joy.

  • The enchantress then said to him, "Get thee from this castle, and never return on pain of death."

  • For her sake, he abandoned a former enchantress of the name of Mainville, "who had already plucked some of his feathers."

    Queens of the French Stage | H. Noel Williams