entrancing

[en-tran-sing, -trahn-]
adjective
delightful; enchanting.

Origin:
1835–45; entrance2 + -ing2

entrancingly, adverb
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entrance

2 [en-trans, -trahns]
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:
1585–95; en-1 + trance1

entrancement, noun
unentranced, adjective


1. enthrall, spellbind, fascinate, transport.
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entrance1 (ˈɛntrəns)
 
n
1.  the act or an instance of entering; entry
2.  a place for entering, such as a door or gate
3.  a.  the power, liberty, or right of entering; admission
 b.  (as modifier): an entrance fee
4.  the coming of an actor or other performer onto a stage
 
[C16: from French, from entrer to enter]

entrance2 (ɪnˈtrɑːns)
 
vb
1.  to fill with wonder and delight; enchant
2.  to put into a trance; hypnotize
 
en'trancement2
 
n
 
en'trancing2
 
adj

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entrance
1520s, from M.Fr. entrance, from entrer (see enter). Originally "act of entering," sense of "door, gate" first recorded in English 1530s.

entrance
"to throw into a trance," 1593, from en- "put in" + trance (q.v.).
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Example sentences
Specimens flicker by in an entrancing crescendo until the video becomes a frenzied slew of images.
Then they begin to comprehend the enormous substance beyond the entrancing facade.
He cut a dashing figure in his fatigues and red beret, and peasants at
  all-night rallies found his oratory entrancing.
For bowlers determined to improve, the curriculum was entrancing.
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