Definition of enchantress in English:

enchantress

noun

  • 1A woman who uses magic or sorcery, especially to put someone or something under a spell.

    • ‘The title of the opera comes about because the comely and charming Nastasya is considered to be an enchantress, to have magic powers to enchant men.’
    • ‘You both are goddesses and enchantresses, and the three powers you share are thought speak, telekenisis and time travel.’
    • ‘I started down the road toward the Enchanted Forest, and toward the despicable enchantress that was probably awaiting my arrival.’
    • ‘It is the classic tale of a young knight who falls in love with Ondine, the female water-sprite of Scandinavian legend, an enchantress and seductress who is still capable of love.’
    • ‘She is a goddess and enchantress, also daughter of the sun.’
    • ‘Love was like an enchantress seducing them with its magic.’
    • ‘Elsewhere, various and sundry monsters, sea serpents, dragons and bare-breasted enchantresses were dealt with methodically.’
    • ‘A Siren is a singing enchantress, part woman and part bird, who lures sailors to their doom.’
    • ‘There were elves, wizards, enchantresses, noblemen, and the esteemed king himself.’
    • ‘For a second after that revealing instant, the enchantress once again turned her brilliant, captivating smile toward the prince.’
    • ‘Enchanters and enchantresses are people who possess sorcery, witchcraft, and either white or black magic.’
    • ‘There were four ranks a person could be - witch or wizard, mage, enchanter or enchantress, and sorcerer or sorceress.’
    • ‘In Mary Poppins that woman is more of a female entity, somewhere between a witch and a fairy, a gifted enchantress who floats down from the skies, propelled by an open, parrot-handled black umbrella.’
    • ‘The enchantress had cursed not only me, but also the entire castle.’
    • ‘She had long, flowing red hair that had streaks of black in it, making her look like a combination of a tiger and an enchantress.’
    • ‘They were all enchanters and enchantresses, for the city of Nevada was strictly forbidden to mortals.’
    • ‘It speaks of jousts, tournaments, wizards, falconry, enchantresses, damsels in distress, wars, quests, and the code of chivalry.’
    • ‘Circe was a legendary enchantress in Greek mythology whose charms few could resist.’
    witch, sorceress, magician, fairy, fairy godmother
    hex, conjure woman
    circe, siren
    spellcaster, thaumaturge, thaumaturgist, wiccan, pythoness
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    1. 1.1A very attractive and beguiling woman.
      • ‘She's a raconteur, an enchantress and a dreamer.’
      • ‘English enchantress Beth Orton may have been the odd man out on the bill yet her gentle folk and sweet charm seemed to warm a crowd clearly unfamiliar with her material.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French enchanteresse, from enchanter (see enchant).

Pronunciation:

enchantress

/inˈCHantrəs//enˈCHantrəs/