spellbinder


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spell·bind·er

 (spĕl′bīn′dər)
n.
One that holds others spellbound, especially an enthralling speaker or a particularly interesting book.

spellbinder

(ˈspɛlˌbaɪndə)
n
1. a person capable of holding others spellbound, esp a political speaker
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a novel, play, etc, that holds one enthralled

spell•bind•er

(ˈspɛlˌbaɪn dər)

n.
a person or thing that spellbinds, esp. a powerful speaker who can captivate an audience.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spellbinder - an orator who can hold his listeners spellbound
orator, public speaker, rhetorician, speechifier, speechmaker - a person who delivers a speech or oration
Translations

spellbinder

[ˈspelˌbaɪndəʳ] N (= speaker) → orador(a) m/f que fascina; (= book) → obra f que fascina

spellbinder

nfesselnder Redner/Sänger etc, fesselnde Rednerin/Sängerin etc; (= film)fesselnder Film, Knüller m (inf); to be a spellbinderdas Publikum fesseln
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