enchantment enchantment  /ɛn ˈtʃænt mənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual
  2. (n) a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
  3. (n) a magical spell

Usage(s):

  1. Film enchantment, of a baroque species that mixes the sordid with the soaring, is Gilliam's specialty--that, and making movies with big ideas and impossibly spectacular imagery.
  2. Novelist Herman Wouk knows the pull of that enchantment.
  3. In order to beguile, nobility must undergo re-enchantment every generation or so.

News

  1. Plea Entered in Key Stabbing

    A Valley of Enchantment man arrested May 26 for allegedly stabbing his roommate in the neck with a set of car keys has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of battery.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Lake Arrowhead Mountain News

  2. Modern Science And Our Sense Of Wonder

    Science is often accused of extinguishing our enchantment with the world, of being too cold and rational. Quite the opposite is true, says Marcelo Gleiser. Modern science has restored a sense of wonder to the world with its revelations of objects unseen and realities unknown.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NPR

  3. L & R Martin’s New Novel Brings Forward Enigmatic World of Magic

    “Raven’s Promise” is a first-rate, mind-blowing tale of enchantment. (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/LRMartin/RavensPromise/prweb10820977.htm
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "How sad it is when young people lose the marvel, the enchantment, of the most beautiful feelings, the value of respect for one's body," Benedict said.
    on Dec 8, 2007 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: FOXNews

  2. "Salvia has much to offer: fascinating psychoactive effects, sensual enhancement, magical journeys, enchantment, apparent time travel, philosophical insights, spiritual experiences and perhaps even healing and divination," Siebert says in his...
    on Feb 20, 2008 By: Daniel Siebert Source: Dallas Morning News

  3. The company has created seven pieces based on materials from Eastern Europe including "Waterfall/Reflections," developed with folk singer Nina Matvienko, which The New York Times (DJR Bruckner) called "a theatrical enchantment given cohesion by...
    on Feb 16, 2007 By: D. J. R. Bruckner Source: NewsBlaze

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