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.
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enthralling

(ɪnˈθrɔːlɪŋ)
adj
holding the attention completely; fascinating; spellbinding
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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"
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enthralling

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enthralling

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

enthralling

[ɪnˈθrɔːlɪŋ] ADJcautivador, embelesador
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enthralling

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

adjspannend; story alsopackend
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enthralling

[ɪnˈθrɔːlɪŋ] adjaffascinante, avvincente
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enthral

(inˈθroːl) (American) enthrallpast tense, past participle enˈthralled verb
to delight greatly. His stories enthralled the children.
enˈthralling adjective
enˈthralment noun
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References in classic literature ?
Let me record its appearance," fumbling for his tablets with hands that trembled too much to perform their office, "while time and opportunity are allowed --eyes, enthralling; colour, various, complex, and profound--"
"One would think the man was craz'd, with his enthralling looks and pieball'd colours!" interrupted the discontented trapper, who began to grow a little uneasy that his party was all this time neglecting to seek the protection of some cover.
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.
Moreover, other ideas, much more enthralling, occupied his mind.
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.
Summary: New Delhi [India] July 5 (ANI): After enthralling the audience with his blockbuster 'Padmaavat', Bollywood's powerhouse actor Ranveer Singh is all set to star in Kabir Khan's '83'.
ISLAMABAD -- Popular musicians and folk performers on Monday night mesmerized the audience with their enthralling performance in a cultural show organized by Associated Press of Pakistan in honour of the delegates of two-day International Conference of News Agencies (ICNA) to inform them about the rich cultural and traditional values of Pakistan.
ISLAMABAD:Popular musicians and folk performers on Monday night mesmerized the audience with their enthralling performance in a cultural show organized by Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) in honour of the delegates of two-day International Conference of News Agencies (ICNA) to inform them about the rich cultural and traditional values of Pakistan.
It was indeed an enthralling poetry night on the weekend in Jubail with the poets taking mood of the audience to a high with their couplets being received amid thunderous applause.
Even though I had no idea what was going on, I was instantly enthralled by its twisting logic, intergenerational conversations, legal debates, and enthralling narratives.
DAVE Kemp is confident the stay-away supporters will return after Albion's enthralling 4-2 win over West Ham attracted the lowest-ever gate for a Premier League weekend game at The Hawthorns.
Electrifying, enthralling and utterly essential, here's a drama that engages both head and heart with the best David versus Goliath story since Erin Brockovich.