spellbound

[ spel-bound ]
/ ˈspɛlˌbaʊnd /

adjective

bound by or as if by a spell; enchanted, entranced, or fascinated: a spellbound audience.

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Origin of spellbound

First recorded in 1790–1800; spell2 + -bound1
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spellbound
/ (ˈspɛlˌbaʊnd) /

adjective

having one's attention held as though one is bound by a spella spellbound audience
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