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[en-chan-ting, -chahn-] /ɛnˈtʃæn tɪŋ, -ˈtʃɑn-/
charming; captivating:
an enchanting smile.
Origin of enchanting
1545-55; enchant + -ing2
Related forms
enchantingly, adverb Unabridged
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  • The faces are enchantingly painted, the hair shining and arranged in numerous wonderful designs.

    The Double Spy Dan T. Moore
  • I am flattered, said the Devil, and smiled gently, enchantingly.

  • She was young, she was strong, above all she was enchantingly pretty!

    What Timmy Did Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
  • It was aristocratic, enchantingly indolent, like the face of a happy lotus-eater.

    The Garden Of Allah Robert Hichens
  • She had never travelled in Switzerland or Italy before and all was enchantingly novel to her.

    The Lost Stradivarius John Meade Falkner
  • Later, Rosalie, came, enchantingly demure in her Greuze-like beauty.

    The Danger Mark Robert W. Chambers
  • Her voice was enchantingly sweet, and she touched the lute with the most ravishing dexterity.

  • As her exterior, so her whole character is enchantingly fresh and matter-of-fact.

  • She soon reappeared, enchantingly pretty again in her laces and furs.

    The Tysons May Sinclair
  • The inside of the hay-cart was enchantingly polished, and also full of hay-seed, which had a charm for me.

    Rustic Sounds Francis Darwin
British Dictionary definitions for enchantingly


pleasant; delightful
Derived Forms
enchantingly, adverb
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