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entrancing

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

delightful; enchanting.

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RELATED WORDS

enticing, fascinating, delightful, rapturous, winsome, orphic

Nearby words

entrain, entrammel, entrance, entrance pupil, entranceway, entrancing, entrant, entrap, entrapment, entrapment neuropathy, entre nous

Origin of entrancing

First recorded in 1835–45; entrance2 + -ing2
Related formsen·tranc·ing·ly, adverb

Definition for entrancing (2 of 2)

entrance

2
[ 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
SYNONYMS FOR entrance
Related formsen·trance·ment, nounun·en·tranced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for entrancing (1 of 2)

entrance

1
/ (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)

entrance

2
/ (ɪnˈtrɑːns) /

verb (tr)

to fill with wonder and delight; enchant
to put into a trance; hypnotize
Derived Formsentrancement, nounentrancing, adjective
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