(also British enthral)
verb (enthralls, enthralling, enthralled)[with object]
1Capture the fascinated attention of: she had been so enthralled by the adventure that she had hardly noticed the cold
More example sentences
- Still, she was pretty, and pretty seemed to be enough to enthrall Fabian's attention.
- On the way here, she had been enthralled, mesmerised, spellbound by the area.
- The story enthrals you from the first page to the last as the plot unravels at a speedy pace.
1.1 (also inthrall) archaic Enslave.
enthrallment (British also enthralment) noun
- More example sentences
- I turn away and feign sudden enthrallment by the display behind me to buy a little time as I debate whether to say hello.
- Self-gratification and enthralment to the trivial increasingly characterize society.
- Those of us who enjoy this genre have been captivated by themes so gripping, stories so mature, and characters so cool that we can't help our enthrallment.