Definition of enthral in English:


Line breaks: en|thral
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈθrɔːl
, ɛn-/
(US enthrall)

verb (enthrals, enthralling, enthralled)

[with object]
  • 2 (also inthrall) archaic Enslave: it is as hard and dangerous to inthrall a people that would live free



(US enthrallment) 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.


late Middle English (in the sense 'enslave'; formerly also as inthrall): from en-1, in-2 (as an intensifier) + thrall.

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