enthralling


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en·thrall

 (ĕn-thrôl′)
tr.v. en·thralled, en·thrall·ing, en·thralls
1. To hold spellbound; captivate: The magic show enthralled us.
2. To enslave.

[Middle English, to put in bondage : en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + thrall, slave; see thrall.]

en·thrall′ing·ly adv.
en·thrall′ment n.

enthralling

(ɪnˈθrɔːlɪŋ)
adj
holding the attention completely; fascinating; spellbinding
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.enthralling - capturing interest as if by a spellenthralling - capturing interest as if by a spell; "bewitching smile"; "Roosevelt was a captivating speaker"; "enchanting music"; "an enthralling book"; "antique papers of entrancing design"; "a fascinating woman"
attractive - pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm; "a remarkably attractive young man"; "an attractive personality"; "attractive clothes"; "a book with attractive illustrations"

enthralling

enthralling

adjective
Catching and holding the full attention:
Translations
فاتِن، فَتّان
fortryllendehenrykkende
lenyûgözõ
hrífandi

enthralling

[ɪnˈθrɔːlɪŋ] ADJcautivador, embelesador

enthralling

[ɪnˈθrɔːlɪŋ] adj [book, film] → captivant(e); [match, game] → passionnant(e)

enthralling

adjspannend; story alsopackend

enthralling

[ɪnˈθrɔːlɪŋ] adjaffascinante, avvincente

enthral

(inˈθroːl) (American) enthrallpast tense, past participle enˈthralled verb
to delight greatly. His stories enthralled the children.
enˈthralling adjective
enˈthralment noun
References in classic literature ?
After an interval of suspense on my part that was quite enthralling and almost painful, I saw his hand appear on the other side of Miss Skiffins.
There was something terribly enthralling in the exercise of influence.
When he applied his mind to a problem, it became at once an enthralling arena, in which there went whirling a chariot- race of ideas and inventive fancies.
What these happy persons took for reality was but a dream; but it was a dream so soft, so voluptuous, so enthralling, that they sold themselves body and soul to him who gave it to them, and obedient to his orders as to those of a deity, struck down the designated victim, died in torture without a murmur, believing that the death they underwent was but a quick transition to that life of delights of which the holy herb, now before you had given them a slight foretaste.
She sympathized with William's anxieties and did her utmost to share them; but still, to be alone together, to be running risks together, to be partners in the wonderful conspiracy, was to her so enthralling that she was always forgetting discretion, breaking out into exclamations and admirations which finally made William believe that, although deplorable and upsetting, the situation was not without its sweetness.
Lynde vied with each other in preparing for Anne, and he was reading an enthralling tale, in a school library book, of a wonderful hero who seemed blessed with a miraculous faculty for getting into scrapes from which he was usually delivered by an earthquake or a volcanic explosion, which blew him high and dry out of his troubles, landed him in a fortune, and closed the story with proper ECLAT.
TWENTY-EIGHT HOURS' WORLD COMA UNPRECEDENTED EXPERIENCE CHALLENGER JUSTIFIED OUR CORRESPONDENT ESCAPES ENTHRALLING NARRATIVE THE OXYGEN ROOM WEIRD MOTOR DRIVE DEAD LONDON REPLACING THE MISSING PAGE GREAT FIRES AND LOSS OF LIFE WILL IT RECUR?
Glittering castles in Spain were shaping themselves out of the mists and rainbows of her lively fancy; adventures wonderful and enthralling were happening to her in cloudland--adventures that always turned out triumphantly and never involved her in scrapes like those of actual life.
Not a very enthralling book; but at the first glance you could see there a singleness of intention, an honest con- cern for the right way of going to work, which made these humble pages, thought out so many years ago, luminous with another than a professional light.
One would think the man was craz'd, with his enthralling looks and pieball'd colours
Enthralling, explosive and often very funny, Skyfall doesn't just exceed expectations but shatters them like a bullet to the head.
26 enthralling game enabled West Park to leap frog above West Hartlepool away from the bottom of the National Three North table.