Definition of mesmeric in English:

mesmeric

adjective

  • 1Causing a person to become completely transfixed and unaware of their surroundings.

    ‘she found herself staring into his mesmeric gaze’
    • ‘But her mastery of singular images was assured; and told from the heart, the story was mesmeric, powerful and moving.’
    • ‘Then they will play Over The Ocean, three minutes 47 seconds of mesmeric, heartfelt sorrow, and the audience will bite its collective lip to hold back the tears.’
    • ‘Some of them achieve a pleasingly mesmeric effect by their constant repetition of words like ‘match’ or ‘jump’, but to me they might as well be automatic writing.’
    • ‘Ballard's work is powered by a number of key obsessions and his voice quietly leads us through them in these notes, mesmeric, dream-like and yet powerfully clarifying.’
    • ‘In true mettle, Usha had hundreds of colourfully dressed students dancing to her mesmeric voice for the full dress rehearsal on Thursday.’
    • ‘Without being unfair to Neil and the third member, bassist Willy Cullen, the group stems from and is fuelled by Shane's mesmeric songwriting.’
    • ‘At times their flowing, passing, attacking football style was almost mesmeric, and Mowbray and his crew brought long-starved fans back to Easter Road and won many new admirers.’
    • ‘There was also the mesmeric Mexican duo Rodrigo and Gabriela, whose intricate and sun kissed slices of Spanish guitar made even the most hard hearted of Gringos jump for joy.’
    • ‘The effect is a lilting, mesmeric tidal flow of rhythm and melody - you might find yourself slipping into a trance, with or without the aid of controlled substances.’
    • ‘We know now that, during his fifty years of virtual isolation, Darger had been constructing his own unique imaginary world, a world which he drew and described with mesmeric finesse.’
    • ‘He did not use any of the hypnotic or mesmeric influences.’
    • ‘And its mesmeric power has been only slightly diminished by Adam and Joe's mercilessly spot-on soft-toy pee-take.’
    • ‘For me, there's something absolutely mesmeric about this.’
    • ‘And there are mesmeric moments in Smith's performance where he does transform into this extraordinary man.’
    • ‘His reconstructed realities captivate participants with a mesmeric hold that lasts far beyond the temporal end of a work.’
    • ‘Guterson creates a disturbing, mesmeric atmosphere, leaving his readers unsure whether Ann's visions are the result of divine revelation or magic mushrooms.’
    • ‘This was a 30-minute piece of instantly mesmeric, but seemingly simple tones, and it demonstrated how a recording system could be made which would literally create its own music.’
    • ‘There was a mesmeric, far-away look in their eyes, even when upside down or with their legs wrapped around their head, that was more than just the effect of fantastically dilated pupils.’
    • ‘As the wicked replicant, Helm's performance becomes a mesmeric facial anthology of wickedness: sneering, leering and winking.’
    • ‘The final chapters on the 2004 Tour are mesmeric.’
    enthralling, captivating, gripping, engrossing, riveting, spellbinding, entrancing, transfixing, mesmerizing, hypnotic, mesmeric, absorbing, fascinating, thrilling, irresistible, addictive
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    1. 1.1archaic Relating to or produced by mesmerism.
      ‘mesmeric anaesthesia’
      • ‘He had seen a summer camp counselor demonstrating hypnosis using mesmeric passes and postural sway tests and was intrigued by what he saw.’

Pronunciation:

mesmeric

/mɛzˈmɛrɪk/