enrapture

[ en-rap-cher ]
/ ɛnˈræp tʃər /

verb (used with object), en·rap·tured, en·rap·tur·ing.

to move to rapture; delight beyond measure: We were enraptured by her singing.

Nearby words

  1. enprint,
  2. enquire,
  3. enquiry,
  4. enrage,
  5. enrapt,
  6. enravish,
  7. enregister,
  8. enrich,
  9. enrichment,
  10. enrico

Origin of enrapture

First recorded in 1730–40; en-1 + rapture

Related formsen·rap·tured·ly, adverbun·en·rap·tured, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for enrapture

enrapture

/ (ɪnˈræptʃə) /

verb

(tr) to fill with delight; enchant
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Word Origin and History for enrapture

enrapture

v.

1740, from en- (1) + rapture. Related: Enraptured.

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