spellbinding
adjective Date: 1827 holding the attention as if by a spell <
a spellbinding story
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spellbindingly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Spellbinding — Spellbind Spell bind , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spellbound}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spellbinding}.] To bind or hold by, or as if by, a spell or charm; to entrance or fascinate, esp. by eloquence of speech, as in a political campaign. {Spell bind er}, n.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • spellbinding — UK [ˈspelˌbaɪndɪŋ] / US adjective something that is spellbinding is so interesting that it holds your attention completely …   English dictionary

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