verb (past and past participle spellbound)[with object]
- Hold the complete attention of (someone) as though by magic; fascinate: (as adjective spellbound) the killer whale gave the spellbound audience a good soakingMore example sentences
fascinating, enthralling, entrancing, bewitching, captivating, riveting, engrossing, gripping, absorbing, compelling, compulsive, mesmerizing, hypnotic• informal unputdownablerapt, riveted, transfixed, gripped, captivated, bewitched, enchanted, mesmerized, hypnotized• informal hooked
- The three other girls and her mother were spellbound by her story, and they leaned forward with interest.
- Then we struck a zone so calm we were spellbound to silence.
- Magic is not too strong a word, the audience was spellbound.
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- Seductive, alluring Pisceans are the zodiac's enchanting spellbinders.
- To be successful, an architect must be a spellbinder.
- I'll agree that not all of them are especially riveting today, but some are still spellbinders.
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