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[en-rap-cher] /ɛnˈræp tʃər/
verb (used with object), enraptured, enrapturing.
to move to rapture; delight beyond measure:
We were enraptured by her singing.
Origin of enrapture
1730-40; en-1 + rapture
Related forms
enrapturedly, adverb
unenraptured, adjective
enthrall, transport, entrance, enchant. Unabridged
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  • Every day they become more curious of their enraptured audience, us.
  • Joe however, is enraptured as this happens, willingly giving himself to the beast.
  • When the train turned electric, moved underground and became the subway, there were those who remained enraptured.
  • They are enraptured by him, confide in him, trust him.
  • His music is constantly in transition: from timid to bold, from pensive to carefree, from enraptured to desolate.
  • But despite such noble goals, the revolutionaries were easily enraptured with violence.
  • But so enraptured was the crowd with this rare glimpse of these rising stars that no one danced along with them.
  • For those who are enraptured by the study of local history, intellectual curiosity remains a compelling motivation.
  • The whole world bows with enraptured ear when the poet tunes his lyre.
  • The ineffable grandness of the scene terrified him and enraptured him.
British Dictionary definitions for enraptured


(transitive) to fill with delight; enchant
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for enraptured



1740, from en- (1) + rapture. Related: Enraptured.

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