(BrE) (AmE enthrall) verb
be enthralled by sth, be enthralled with sth

They were enthralled with the play.

hold sb enthralled, keep sb enthralled

She kept her audience enthralled throughout her twenty-minute performance.

listen enthralled, watch enthralled

The children listened enthralled as the storyteller unfolded her tale.

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  • enthral — is spelt with one l and is inflected with two ls in enthralled, enthralling, but there is only one l in enthralment. In AmE, there are two ls in all these forms, including enthrall itself; and there is a variant inthrall …   Modern English usage

  • enthral — (US enthrall) ► VERB (enthralled, enthralling) 1) fascinate (someone) and hold their attention. 2) (also inthrall) archaic enslave. DERIVATIVES enthralment (US enthrallment) noun …   English terms dictionary

  • enthral — UK [ɪnˈθrɔːl] / US [ɪnˈθrɔl] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms enthral : present tense I/you/we/they enthral he/she/it enthrals present participle enthralling past tense enthralled past participle enthralled to make you so interested in… …   English dictionary

  • enthral — Inthrall In*thrall , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inthralled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inthralling}.] [Cf. {Enthrall}.] [Written also {inthral}, {enthral}, and {enthrall}.] To reduce to bondage or servitude; to make a thrall, slave, vassal, or captive of; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enthral — Enthrall En*thrall , v. t. [Pref. en + thrall. Cf. {Inthrall}.] [Written also {enthral}.] To hold in thrall; to enslave. See {Inthrall}. [1913 Webster] The bars survive the captive they enthrall. Byron. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enthral — transitive verb see enthrall …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • enthral — enthralment, n. /en thrawl /, v.t., enthralled, enthralling. enthrall. * * * …   Universalium

  • enthral — verb a) To hold spellbound; to bewitch, charm or captivate. b) To make subservient; to enslave or subjugate …   Wiktionary

  • enthral — en|thral BrE enthrall AmE [ınˈθro:l US ˈθro:l] v past tense and past participle enthralled present participle enthralling [T usually passive] to make someone very interested and excited, so that they listen or watch something very carefully be… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • enthral — en|thral [ ın θrɔl ] a British spelling of enthrall …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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