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spellbind

Line breaks: spell|bind
Pronunciation: /ˈspɛlbʌɪnd
 
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Definition of spellbind in English:

verb (past and past participle spellbound)

[with object]
Hold the complete attention of (someone) as though by magic; fascinate: the singer held the audience spellbound
More example sentences
  • 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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Derivatives

spellbinder

1
noun
Example sentences
  • 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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