Definition of enchantment in English:

enchantment

noun

mass noun
  • 1A feeling of great pleasure; delight.

    ‘the enchantment of the mountains’
    • ‘His objective was never simply to impress an audience, but to disclose whatever he discerned in music that was capable of enchantment.’
    • ‘It is the perfect destination, which provides enchantment, tranquility and adventure.’
    • ‘This imaginative play is utter enchantment in the best of Russian theatrical evocative tradition.’
    • ‘A woman's search for love is the search for herself, for her own enchantment.’
    • ‘Suddenly you realize that the enchantment of this place has left you.’
    • ‘In terms of dramatic influence the score balances subtle enchantment with brash, tribal expressions exceptionally well.’
    • ‘Our public life is becoming more oligarchic in fact, despite its democratic form, losing its old enchantments.’
    • ‘He saw it as combining usefulness with enchantment.’
    • ‘In our enchantment we are too often neglectful of that which made purchasing and consumption possible, namely, credit.’
    • ‘Her exile from words may have led to her enchantment with literature, diction and cadence.’
    • ‘The enchantment with Asian art and architecture spread across Europe and across the Atlantic to the United States.’
    • ‘In the email he professes his support for the program, his enchantment with the lockbox and various other points.’
    • ‘Amanda was telling Jenna about the enchantment she had experienced when she was there.’
    • ‘If you have lost enchantment, you are liable to divisiveness, intolerance, and aggression.’
    • ‘Thanks for the endless hours of enchantment!’
    • ‘Despite their enchantment with the Greek Island, the couple have no wish to leave their home.’
    • ‘Richard adds to the enchantment of these tales with the rhythms of his mountain dulcimer and conga drum.’
    • ‘November and December hold the enchantment of the holidays.’
    • ‘I've been at Oxford for several days now, and my enchantment with this place grows by the minute.’
    • ‘Australia has lived through a period of enchantment, nothing less.’
    magic, witchcraft, sorcery, wizardry, necromancy, conjuration
    captivation, entrancement, bewitchment, fascination, attraction, temptation, seduction, allure, enticement
    bliss, ecstasy, heaven, rapture, joy
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  • 2The state of being under a spell; magic.

    ‘a world of mystery and enchantment’
    • ‘With the boats gone, the outside world vanished, and the enchantment was complete.’
    • ‘The painting showed itself to me in all its fantasy and all its enchantment.’
    • ‘Carrasco tells him that they have discovered that Dulcinea is free from the enchantment.’
    • ‘When I first got here I was under a double spell of enchantment.’
    • ‘Odette relates to him the tale of her enchantment, and then the dancing begins.’
    • ‘The key to unlocking the film's enchantment is to uncover the unforced romance.’
    • ‘The strength of enchantment cast over life by dream is mirrored in Franco's filmmaking technique.’
    • ‘The interconnecting of memory, dream and landscape captured a realm of enchantment echoing the cinema of Tarkovsky and Cocteau.’
    • ‘Enchantment is at the very heart of Elfin magic.’
    • ‘Even the seedpods, which are so often used in dried flower arrangements, suggest an otherworldly sense of exotic enchantment.’
    • ‘His followers comply and are so entertained until the enchantment is broken.’
    • ‘"[Tolkien] is proof that faith and enchantment can go hand in hand, that our imaginations don't have to starve."’
    • ‘In fact, my computer is almost slower without my working enchantments on it.’
    • ‘"Eat this sprig of the moly plant," the boy said, "and be protected from enchantment."’
    • ‘Montesino also tells him that he will be informed how to break all these enchantments at another time.’
    • ‘This is part of the ritual enchantment offered by the art of cinema.’
    • ‘It quickly becomes apparent that the monster is the son of the local lord of the manor, placed under enchantment by his stepmother.’
    • ‘Two venal siblings wrestle with a force of enchantment far more powerful than anything they have ever imagined.’
    • ‘As ever her dancing was a sheer pleasure to watch, as she span around him weaving her enchantment and capturing his heart.’
    • ‘The fire crackles, sweet wood smoke scents the air, a soft breeze kisses my cheek and the storyteller weaves a spell of enchantment.’

Pronunciation

enchantment

/ɪnˈtʃɑːntm(ə)nt/