- a person who is in bondage; slave.
- a person who is morally or mentally enslaved by some power, influence, or the like: He was the thrall of morbid fantasies.
- slavery; thralldom.
- Archaic. to put or hold in thralldom; enslave.
- Archaic. subjected to bondage; enslaved.
Origin of thrall
Examples from the Web for thralled
The Purple Emperor aroma—the Belinda magic—held him thralled.Shadows of Flames
He was the voice of God talking into men's ears; and the music of that low, quiet voice thrilled and thralled their hearts.Quiet Talks on Following the Christ
S. D. Gordon
Now was I under the spell of that ancient life which had held him thralled to his very end.Miss Primrose
Roy Rolfe Gilson
This the sure instinct of his art taught him he might not do, since those tales which held them thralled were not for such as she.Nicanor - Teller of Tales
C. Bryson Taylor
- Also called: thraldom, (US) thralldom (ˈθrɔːldəm) the state or condition of being in the power of another person
- a person who is in such a state
- a person totally subject to some need, desire, appetite, etc
- (tr) to enslave or dominate
Word Origin and History for thralled
Old English þræl "bondman, serf, slave," from Old Norse þræll "slave, servant," probably from Proto-Germanic *thrakhilaz, literally "runner," from root *threh- "to run" (cf. Old High German dregil "servant," properly "runner;" Old English þrægan, Gothic þragjan "to run").