Definition of enchantress in English:

enchantress

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtʃɑːntrɪs
 
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noun

  • 1A woman who uses magic to put someone or something under a spell.
    More example sentences
    • There were four ranks a person could be - witch or wizard, mage, enchanter or enchantress, and sorcerer or sorceress.
    • Enchanters and enchantresses are people who possess sorcery, witchcraft, and either white or black magic.
    • The title of the opera comes about because the comely and charming Nastasya is considered to be an enchantress, to have magic powers to enchant men.
    Synonyms
    witch, sorceress, magician, fairy, fairy godmother; North American hex, conjure woman; Greek Mythology Circe, siren
    rare spellcaster, thaumaturge, thaumaturgist, Wiccan, pythoness
    See also enchanter
  • 1.1A woman who is captivatingly attractive.
    More example sentences
    • English enchantress Beth Orton may have been the odd man out on the bill yet her gentle folk and sweet charm seemed to warm a crowd clearly unfamiliar with her material.
    • She's a raconteur, an enchantress and a dreamer.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French enchanteresse, from enchanter (see enchant).

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