Definition of enchantress in English:

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Pronunciation: /inˈCHantrəs/
Pronunciation: /enˈCHantrəs/


1A woman who uses magic or sorcery, especially 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.
witch, sorceress, magician, fairy;
Circe, siren
1.1A very attractive and beguiling woman.
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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Syllabification: en·chant·ress

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