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enrapt

[en-rapt]
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adjective
  1. rapt; transported; enraptured: a violinist's enrapt audience.
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Origin of enrapt

First recorded in 1600–10; en-1 + rapt
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Related Words for enrapt

watchful, observant, aware, interested, conscientious, vigilant, heedful, alert, awake, fascinated, hooked, immersed, intent, listening, mindful, preoccupied, regardful, studious, enrapt, enthralled

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Historical Examples of enrapt

  • She was so enrapt by him now in this first burst of affection that she could see nothing but him.

    The "Genius"

    Theodore Dreiser

  • She gazed steadily upward, enrapt, her eyes resplendent with their own starlight.

    The Two Vanrevels

    Booth Tarkington

  • When the clear old voice quavered into silence there was not a dry eye left among the enrapt listeners.

    The Brass Bound Box

    Evelyn Raymond

  • To Mossgiel, where Burns reached the top and summit of his art and wrote like one enrapt, inspired.

  • They listened with the most enrapt attention, while for four hours I talked to them of some of the truths of this glorious verse.

    By Canoe and Dog-Train

    Egerton Ryerson Young


Word Origin and History for enrapt

adj.

c.1600, "carried away by (prophetic) ecstasy," past participle adjective from en- "make, put in" (see en- (1)) + rapt (see rapture).

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