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spellbinder

[spel-bahyn-der] /ˈspɛlˌbaɪn dər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that spellbinds, especially a powerful speaker who can captivate an audience.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism; spellbind + -er1
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Examples for spellbinder
  • Ugly as it is in flavor and content, the picture is a genuine pint-sized spellbinder in construction, mood and mounting tension.
  • His baritone voice, though vibrant, was not that of a spellbinder.
British Dictionary definitions for spellbinder

spellbinder

/ˈspɛlˌbaɪndə/
noun
1.
a person capable of holding others spellbound, esp a political speaker
2.
a novel, play, etc, that holds one enthralled
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