Definition of spellbinding in English:

spellbinding

adjective

  • Holding one's attention completely as though by magic; fascinating:

    ‘a place of spellbinding beauty’
    • ‘He combines a compelling, spellbinding voice and inventive lyrics with the manners and stage presence of a born showman.’
    • ‘The only sound to be heard in the room was George's spellbinding voice.’
    • ‘This is theatre at its most spellbinding.’
    • ‘McKinley expands the story of Sleeping Beauty in this spellbinding novel of adventure, love, humor, and magic.’
    • ‘Full of poetic prose, this spellbinding story has a decidedly dark and human side, like so many fairy tales.’
    • ‘Plainly put, this spellbinding picture is also a required addition to any well-rounded film library.’
    • ‘An essential stop on the independent travel circuit, Cappadocia is renowned for its spellbinding landscapes and inviting hospitality.’
    • ‘Her exercises, done with spellbinding precision and timing are a joy to behold.’
    • ‘It was this very intimacy - this closeness to the performers - which made it a spellbinding evening.’
    • ‘The most spellbinding moment of the trip came towards the end of the week.’
    • ‘Aronofsky directs this tale with spellbinding ingenuity, and a tight grip on reality, drawing strong performances all round.’
    • ‘So for more than a decade now, Harris fans have - every year or so - eagerly anticipated sinking their teeth into his latest spellbinding fictional tale.’
    • ‘The music swells to a spellbinding apex, wringing every last ounce of emotion out of the song in the process.’
    • ‘Even if you do not agree with her interpretation of history, this is a spellbinding account.’
    • ‘A spellbinding orator and a man of great charisma, he was able to whip up crowds with his fervent speeches about the colonial exploitation of his country.’
    • ‘But there was still time for one last gasp dramatic twist to this spellbinding semi-final.’
    • ‘The book tells a spellbinding story of a man with eccentricities that went well beyond a fascination with rocketry and included a penchant for the occult.’
    • ‘No one could accomplish the spellbinding feats Barry Sinclair does so nonchalantly during the course of his show.’
    • ‘The tunes are creations of spellbinding joy and the lyrics poetic enough to turn men with steel hearts to jelly.’
    • ‘This is Tyree's tenth novel and one of his most absorbing and spellbinding.’

Pronunciation:

spellbinding

/ˈspɛlbʌɪndɪŋ/