[en-tran-sing, -trahn-]


delightful; enchanting.

Nearby words

  1. entrain,
  2. entrammel,
  3. entrance,
  4. entrance pupil,
  5. entranceway,
  6. entrant,
  7. entrap,
  8. entrapment,
  9. entrapment neuropathy,
  10. entre nous

Origin of entrancing

First recorded in 1835–45; entrance2 + -ing2

Related formsen·tranc·ing·ly, adverb


[en-trans, -trahns]

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

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

Related formsen·trance·ment, nounun·en·tranced, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for entrancing




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



verb (tr)

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

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Word Origin and History for entrancing
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