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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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  • As the music continued he appeared to be enraptured, if such a thing could be said of a mute expression.

  • He was enraptured with this, his first visit to the Continent.

  • And in another second the enraptured prince found himself lying on her plate!

    The Black Poodle F. Anstey
  • He was enraptured by the glitter of the gold, and the workmanship of the cup.

  • Phyllis and Madge were enraptured with their chaperon's suggestion that they make a second trip across the island.

    Madge Morton's Secret Amy D. V. Chalmers
  • It was a sight of Moses and Elias that enraptured their soul.

    Gathering Jewels James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
  • Are not all these beautiful women of Rome enraptured with the Russian Hercules?

    The Daughter of an Empress Louise Muhlbach
  • "Thank you, thank you, dear Pilade," cried the enraptured Silvestro.

    Little Novels of Italy Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • Also, a cold wind seemed to be blowing down my back (enraptured with the spring, I had gone out clad only in a thin overcoat).

    Poor Folk Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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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