verb (used with object), en·thralled, en·thral·ling.

Related formsen·thral·ment, noun
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Historical Examples of enthralment

  • But from this first interview dated the enthralment of the King.

    Lola Montez

    Edmund B. d'Auvergne

  • Professor Upham says, Whenever there is a want of harmony in the mind, there is always a greater or less degree of enthralment.

  • Here the Viking Harold is less wrecked by temptation than by circumstance; but the result of the enthralment is the same.


    Henry Morford

  • The enthralment revolted a nature capable of accepting subjection only by burning.

  • On the contrary, they welcome their enthralment, taking the binding cords to be guiding strings towards the truth.

    The Cradle of the Christ

    Octavius Brooks Frothingham

British Dictionary definitions for enthralment


US enthrall

verb -thrals or US -thralls, -thralling or -thralled (tr)

to hold spellbound; enchant; captivate
obsolete to hold as thrall; enslave
Derived Formsenthraller, nounenthralment or US enthrallment, noun

Word Origin for enthral

C16: from en- 1 + thrall
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