completely engrossing; captivating or fascinating:He spoke to us extemporaneously for at least two hours, weaving a mesmerizing tapestry of wisdom.
hypnotic or hypnotizing; having a trancelike effect similar to hypnosis:The song’s simple repetition of the word “Hallelujah” is comforting, mesmerizing, and uplifting.
- Also especially British, mes·mer·is·ing .
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How to use mesmerizing in a sentence
Today’s Daily Dose dives into gold in all its mesmerizing forms to see whether it’s still worth the glory.
Yet even as she’s doing her best to do her worst by everyone else, Maud is no less mesmerizing or tragically vulnerable.One Good Thing: The gorgeous horror movie St. Maud finds religious ecstasy in self-destruction | Aja Romano | May 14, 2021 | Vox
She was uncannily smart and empathetic, with a mesmerizing wild streak.
Watching a video is not as mesmerizing as really riding a train, of course, and not nearly so demanding as driving one.Lose yourself in the hypnotic allure of YouTube’s ‘cab ride’ train-travel videos | Mark Jenkins | April 1, 2021 | Washington Post
Covid-19 has spawned some popular animal sightings, including the Western tanager bird that mesmerized New Yorkers and peacocks on the loose in Los Angeles.U.S. zoos and aquariums virtually open their facilities for behind-the-scenes visits with animals | Erin Blakemore | January 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Even the track, a mesmerizing torch song called “Before I Ever Met You,” was only available via an obscure SoundCloud link.
But Swinton is incapable of being anything less than mesmerizing.
And that showdown between Vee and Gloria was one of the most mesmerizing sequences ever on OITNB.‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 2: The Finest, Funniest, and Most Terrifying Moments of Eps. 1-6 | Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern | June 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This first-person video is mesmerizing, terrifying, and awe-inspiring.Chubby Korean Baby Dance, Goat Riding Guy Riding Bike, and More Viral Videos | The Daily Beast Video | June 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
At 28, Eleanor Catton became the youngest ever winner of the Booker Prize with her swirling, mesmerizing epic The Luminaries.
The long harangue, delivered as a chant, had long ago had a mesmerizing effect on her audience.The City of Delight | Elizabeth Miller
Others have the same power that snakes have, though vastly intensified, mesmerizing their victims from afar.A Journey in Other Worlds | John Jacob Astor
We had heard a great deal of his curing a blacksmith of tic-douloureux by mesmerizing him.Life in the Clearings versus the Bush | Susanna Moodie
Have you never heard of strong wills mesmerizing weaker ones into submission?Wives and Daughters | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Outside, the mesmerizing snow was falling with a soft, silent persistence.The Squire of Sandal-Side | Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr