Enchantment



[en-chant-muh nt, -chahnt-] /ɛnˈtʃænt mənt, -ˈtʃɑnt-/

noun
1.
the art, act, or an instance of .
2.
the state of being .
3.
something that :
Music is an enchantment that never fails.
/ɪnˈtʃɑːntmənt/
noun
1.
the act of enchanting or state of being enchanted
2.
a magic spell or act of witchcraft
3.
great charm or fascination
n.

late 13c., from Old French encantement, from enchanter “bewitch, charm,” from Latin incantare, literally “enchant, cast a (magic) spell upon,” from in- “upon, into” (see in- (2)) + cantare “to sing” (see chant (v.)). Figurative sense of “alluring” is from 1670s. Cf. Old English galdor “song,” also “spell, enchantment,” from galan “to sing,” source of the second element in nightingale.

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