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tr.v. be·witched, be·witch·ing, be·witch·es
1. To place under one's power by magic; cast a spell over.
2. To captivate completely; fascinate. See Synonyms at charm.

[Middle English biwicchen : probably bi-, be- + wicchen (from Old English wiccian, from wicce, witch, or wicca, sorcerer); see weg- in Indo-European roots.]

be·witch′er n.
be·witch′er·y n.
be·witch′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.bewitchingly - in a bewitching mannerbewitchingly - in a bewitching manner; "she was bewitchingly beautiful"


[bɪˈwɪtʃɪŋlɪ] ADVcautivadoramente
bewitchingly beautifulde una belleza cautivadora


[bɪˈwɪtʃɪŋlɪ] adv (fig) → in modo affascinante
bewitchingly beautiful → bello/a da impazzire
References in classic literature ?
cried Nicholas, peering into her face and finding in his sister too something new, unusual, and bewitchingly tender that he had not seen in her before.
And here was a man, decidedly good-looking--Jane and Susan Green call him bewitchingly handsome I suppose they're two of the ladies he pretends would be so glad to have him; but, however, he was certainly a very clever, witty, agreeable companion--not what you call clever, but just enough to make him entertaining; and a man one needn't be ashamed of anywhere, and would not soon grow tired of; and to confess the truth, I rather liked him--better even, of late, than Harry Meltham--and he evidently idolised me; and yet, though he came upon me all alone and unprepared, I had the wisdom, and the pride, and the strength to refuse him--and so scornfully and coolly as I did: I have good reason to be proud of that.
A traveller wearied with the rich aspects of Italy, Brazil, or India, returns to his own land and finds on his way a delightful little lake, like the Lac d'Orta at the foot of Monte Rosa, with an island resting on the calm waters, bewitchingly simple; a scene of nature and yet adorned; solitary, but well surrounded with choice plantations and foliage and statues of fine effect.
Persecuted virtue never looked more bewitchingly wretched.
But don't worry- there'll be no preserved sharks or cows here, just some bewitchingly beautiful silkscreen prints, decorated with diamond dust.
The fish was laid over a simmering broth that was bewitchingly sour, spicy, sweet and savory all at the same time-a rare, perfect balance of flavors.
Others, such as Internal Object in Three Parts, 2013-15, and Today You Will Be In Paradise, 2016, were bewitchingly matter-of-fact, oases of stillness amid the violence and chaos.
Gilliland went on to dance many vividly memorable principal roles with the company, such as her mysterious Dark Angel in Serenade, a bewitchingly sensual Siren in Prodigal Son, an eloquent Sugarplum Fairy in The Nutcracker, the enigmatic woman in Jerome Robbins' Watermill and the intensely hypnotic pas de deux from his Glass Pieces.
Tucker's bewitchingly emotive sculptures offer a raw passion of everyday emotion, which balance beautifully against the light and shadow of Yamashita's delicately wondrous works.
In great Welsh fashion it does just that although the leftover winds leave the Royal Porthcawl course even more bewitchingly challenging than ever and Husb and B-I-L turn up at our Cardi.
Her acting skills, great looks and bewitchingly gentle charm conceal a vibrant personality.
But once she applied the fuchsia-red Elizabeth Arden lipstick and extended the corners of her lips, a highly mobile and seductive smile made the extremities of her mouth turn bewitchingly up into her cheeks.