Synonyms for enchantment

Grammar : Noun
Spell : en-chant-muhnt, -chahnt-
Phonetic Transcription : ɛnˈtʃænt mənt, -ˈtʃɑnt-

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Définition of enchantment

Origin :
  • late 13c., from Old French encantement, from enchanter "bewitch, charm," from Latin incantare, literally "enchant, cast a (magic) spell upon," from in- "upon, into" (see in- (2)) + cantare "to sing" (see chant (v.)). Figurative sense of "alluring" is from 1670s. Cf. Old English galdor "song," also "spell, enchantment," from galan "to sing," source of the second element in nightingale.
  • noun magic
  • noun great delight
Example sentences :
  • Those who have Imagination live in a land of enchantment which the eyes of others cannot see.
  • Extract from : « Ballads of a Bohemian » by Robert W. Service
  • Her mother began to feel an enchantment of peace in her presence.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • The feeling inspired by such conditions is that of enchantment.
  • Extract from : « In the Heart of Vosges » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • We were absorbing what our hearts, if not our minds, called out for: the enchantment of Egypt.
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson
  • The only remains of this enchantment, these spells of the imagination, rest with you.
  • Extract from : « The Letters of Robert Burns » by Robert Burns
  • And then our enchantment is heightened by a prevailing duplication.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 57, No. 352, February 1845 » by Various
  • It seemed to Wrayson that they had passed into a veritable land of enchantment.
  • Extract from : « The Avenger » by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Her gown was exquisite, the touch of her fingers an enchantment.
  • Extract from : « The Avenger » by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • She heard the fisherman call, but the enchantment of sea doings did not stir her.
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens
  • It shone soft and bright upon them, making a world of enchantment.
  • Extract from : « The Innocent Adventuress » by Mary Hastings Bradley

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