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[en-trans, -trahns] /ɛnˈtræns, -ˈtrɑns/
verb (used with object), entranced, entrancing.
1.
to fill with delight or wonder; enrapture.
2.
to put into a trance:
to be hypnotically entranced.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; en-1 + trance1
Related forms
entrancement, noun
unentranced, adjective
Synonyms
1. enthrall, spellbind, fascinate, transport.
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Examples from the web for entranced
  • The movie so entranced him that he decided he would make movies.
  • As always she was entranced by the silent beauty and peace.
  • Though they may spend many hours of their lives entranced by it, they do not know why.
  • The song of the sea has long entranced the sailor and the pirate, too.
  • The builder is not entranced with the idea of moving but knows that good relationships don't grow on trees.
  • The bay constable job allowed him to be out on the water a lot, and he was entranced by water and its calming effect.
  • My six-year old is currently fascinated with ships, so he was entranced by the nearby collection of model ships.
  • Of course, their music has always entranced me, it's blown me away.
  • The early poems are frustratingly obscure, addressed to vague nymphs by a speaker entranced by his own coldness.
  • He had heard her on the radio and had apparently been entranced by her voice.
British Dictionary definitions for entranced

entrance1

/ˈɛntrəns/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of entering; entry
2.
a place for entering, such as a door or gate
3.
  1. the power, liberty, or right of entering; admission
  2. (as modifier): an entrance fee
4.
the coming of an actor or other performer onto a stage
Word Origin
C16: from French, from entrer to enter

entrance2

/ɪnˈtrɑːns/
verb (transitive)
1.
to fill with wonder and delight; enchant
2.
to put into a trance; hypnotize
Derived Forms
entrancement, noun
entrancing, adjective
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Word Origin and History for entranced

entrance

n.

1520s, "act of entering," from Middle French entrance, from entrer (see enter). Sense of "door, gate" first recorded in English 1530s.

v.

"to throw into a trance," 1590s, from en- (1) "put in" + trance (n.). Meaning "to delight" also is 1590s. Related: Entranced; entrancing.

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