entrancing

[ en-tran-sing, -trahn- ]
/ ɛnˈtræn sɪŋ, -ˈtrɑn- /

adjective

delightful; enchanting.

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Origin of entrancing

First recorded in 1835–45; entrance2 + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM entrancing

en·tranc·ing·ly, adverb

Definition for entrancing (2 of 2)

entrance2
[ en-trans, -trahns ]
/ ɛnˈtræns, -ˈtrɑns /

verb (used with object), en·tranced, en·tranc·ing.

to fill with delight or wonder; enrapture.
to put into a trance: to be hypnotically entranced.

Origin of entrance

2
First recorded in 1585–95; en-1 + trance1

OTHER WORDS FROM entrance

en·trance·ment, nounun·en·tranced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for entrancing (1 of 2)

entrance1
/ (ˈɛntrəns) /

noun

the act or an instance of entering; entry
a place for entering, such as a door or gate
  1. the power, liberty, or right of entering; admission
  2. (as modifier)an entrance fee
the coming of an actor or other performer onto a stage

Word Origin for entrance

C16: from French, from entrer to enter

British Dictionary definitions for entrancing (2 of 2)

entrance2
/ (ɪnˈtrɑːns) /

verb (tr)

to fill with wonder and delight; enchant
to put into a trance; hypnotize

Derived forms of entrance

entrancement, nounentrancing, adjective
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