Definition of enchantress in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtʃɑːntrəs/


1A woman who uses magic to put someone or something under a spell.
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.
North American  hex, conjure woman;
Greek Mythology Circe, siren
See also enchanter
1.1A woman who is captivatingly attractive.
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.


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

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