- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪnˈtʃɑːntmənt/, /ənˈtʃɑːntmənt/, /ɛnˈtʃɑːntmənt/
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- (General American) IPA(key): /ɪnˈt͡ʃæntmənt/, /ənˈt͡ʃæntmənt/, /ɛnˈt͡ʃæntmənt/
- The act of enchanting or the feeling of being enchanted.
- 1885, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, “Which Treats of the Heroic and Prodigious Battle Don Quixote had with Certain Skins of Red Wine, and Brings the Novel of ‘The Ill-advised Curiosity’ to a Close”, in John Ormsby, transl., The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha […] In Four Vols, volume II, London: Smith, Elder & Co. […], OCLC 906154755, part I, page 175:
- I see now that it's all enchantment in this house; for the last time, on this very spot where I am now, I got ever so many thumps and thwacks without knowing who gave them to me, or being able to see anybody; and now this head is not to be seen anywhere about, though I saw it cut off with my own eyes and the blood running from the body as if from a fountain.
- Something that enchants; a magical spell.
act of enchantment or feeling of being enchanted
something that enchants