Definition of Spellbinding

1. Adjective. Attracting and holding interest as if by a spell. "A spellbinding description of life in ancient Rome"

Exact synonyms: Hypnotic, Mesmeric, Mesmerizing
Similar to: Attractive
Derivative terms: Hypnosis, Mesmerism



Definition of Spellbinding

1. Adjective. engrossing, fascinating, gaining rapt attention. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spellbinding

1. spellbind [v] - See also: spellbind

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spellbinding

spell-offs
spell-work
spell check
spell checker
spell checkers
spell off
spell offs
spell out
spell work
spellable
spellathon
spellathons
spellbind
spellbinder
spellbinders
spellbinding (current term)
spellbindingly
spellbinds
spellbook
spellbooks
spellbound
spellcaster
spellcasters
spellcheck
spellchecked
spellchecker
spellcheckers
spellchecking
spellchecks
spellcraft

Literary usage of Spellbinding

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1. Werner's Magazine: A Magazine of Expression by Music Teachers National Association (1901)
"TO my mind, the terms "spellbinders" and "spellbinding" convey something of reproach, of disparagement. Of course, "stump- speakers" and "stump-speaking" ..."

2. Brazilby Errol Lincoln Uys by Errol Lincoln Uys (2000)
"BRAZIL A spellbinding Saga on a Truly Epic Scale "A MASTERPIECE! Brazil has the look and feel of an enchanted virgin forest, a totally new and original ..."

3. All Adventure: She Who Must Be Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard (2001)
""The Yellow God: An Idol of Africa" One of the lost adventure novels of H. Rider Haggard, "The Yellow God" is both a spellbinding mystery and an exotic, ..."

4. Hänsel and Gretel: A Fairy Opera in Three Acts by Engelbert Humperdinck, Adelheid Wette (1905)
"... who imperiously raises against them both a stick which hangs at her girdle, with repeated gestures of spellbinding. ) THE WITCH. Hold! ..."

5. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1896)
""A superlative Hebrew conjuror," cried the preacher, "spellbinding all the great Lords, great Parties, great Interests of England, leading them by the nose ..."

6. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1904)
"... victor}', strength, amiability, hold in bound (invalidate) the (spellbinding) glances of all my adversaries, give me favor for all my undertakings ! ..."

7. The Bookman (1903)
""A superlative Hebrew conjurer, spellbinding all the great lords, great parties, great interests of England to his hand," Carlyle wrote in commenting on ..."

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