spellbinder

[ spel-bahyn-der ]
/ ˈspɛlˌbaɪn dər /

noun

a person or thing that spellbinds, especially a powerful speaker who can captivate an audience.

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Origin of spellbinder

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; spellbind + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for spellbinder

spellbinder
/ (ˈspɛlˌbaɪndə) /

noun

a person capable of holding others spellbound, esp a political speaker
a novel, play, etc, that holds one enthralled
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