verb (past and past participle spellbound)[with object]
- Hold the complete attention of (someone) as though by magic; fascinate: the singer held the audience spellboundMore example sentences
fascinating, enthralling, entrancing, bewitching, captivating, intriguing, riveting, transfixing, engrossing, gripping, very interesting, very exciting, thrilling, absorbing, compelling, compulsive, mesmerizing, mesmeric, hypnotic, magical• informal unputdownableenthralled, fascinated, rapt, riveted, transfixed, gripped, entranced, captivated, bewitched, under someone's spell, enraptured, 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.
More definitions of spellbindDefinition of spellbind in:
- The US English dictionary