spellbound


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spell·bound

 (spĕl′bound′)
v.
Past tense of spellbind.
adj.
Entranced by or as if by a spell; fascinated.

spellbound

(ˈspɛlˌbaʊnd)
adj
having one's attention held as though one is bound by a spell: a spellbound audience.

spell•bound

(ˈspɛlˌbaʊnd)

adj.
held by or as if by a spell; enchanted: a spellbound audience.
[1790–1800]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.spellbound - having your attention fixated as though by a spellspellbound - having your attention fixated as though by a spell
enchanted - influenced as by charms or incantations

spellbound

Translations

spellbound

[ˈspelbaʊnd] ADJembelesado, hechizado
to hold sb spellboundtener a algn embelesado

spellbound

[ˈspɛlbaʊnd] adjcaptivé(e)

spellbound

adj, adv (fig)wie verzaubert, gebannt; (lit) princess, castleverzaubert; to hold somebody spellboundjdn fesseln; (person also) → jdn in seinen Bann schlagen

spellbound

[ˈspɛlˌbaʊnd] adjincantato/a, affascinato/a
to hold sb spellbound → affascinare qn
References in classic literature ?
The act released his physical energies without unfettering his will; his mind was still spellbound, but his powerful body and agile limbs, endowed with a blind, insensate life of their own, resisted stoutly and well.
Spellbound, she stood above her victim watching the spectacle.
He turned the pages idly until he came to the story of Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, and presently, in spite of his thirty-four years, the old tale held him spellbound as it did in the days when he first read it as a boy.
I followed, like a man spellbound. The apparition, floating slowly onward, led me out of the wood, and past my old home, back to the lonely by-road along which I had walked from the market-town to the house.
666, L'Empereur Napoleon, and L'russe Besuhof- all this had to mature and culminate, to lift him out of that spellbound, petty sphere of Moscow habits in which he felt himself held captive and lead him to a great achievement and great happiness.
"Of course," he repeated, when for the third time his thought passed again round the same spellbound circle of memories and images, and pulling the revolver to the left side of his chest, and clutching it vigorously with his whole hand, as it were, squeezing it in his fist, he pulled the trigger.
The youth had watched, spellbound, this ceremony at the place of meeting.
He next tried to get off his horse and make his way on foot, but again the laugh rang in his ears, and he found himself unable to move a step, and thus he was forced to abide spellbound.
The Kru boy, shrinking away from the dark muzzle of that motionless revolver, was spellbound with fear.
But he himself remained alone, a silent, spellbound, fascinated witness of this epic of slaughter and ruin.
Spellbound, he stood a while watching the lovely lady.
As she gazed spellbound, a portion of the slope beneath her suddenly seemed to sink and crumble, and was swallowed up in the rushing stream.