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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Ahead of us, the ledge widens and the walls of the gorge flare out, framing an idyllic, enchanted scene.
▪ Behind her the enchanted dancers spun on; the focus of the circle was now drifting along a violet-lit corridor.
▪ Our camp was an enchanted spot, tucked away in the Entoto hills.
▪ Rincewind got down on one knee, the better to arrange the picture, and pressed the enchanted lever.
▪ Summer lies eternally on Avelorn's enchanted glades.
▪ This was followed by a step into a small enchanted forest when we visited a nearby butterfly farm.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Enchanted \En*chant"ed\, a. Under the power of enchantment; possessed or exercised by enchanters; as, an enchanted castle.


Enchant \En*chant"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enchanted; p. pr. & vb. n. Enchanting.] [F. enchanter, L. incantare to chant or utter a magic formula over or against one, to bewitch; in in, against + cantare to sing. See Chant, and cf. Incantation.]

  1. To charm by sorcery; to act on by enchantment; to get control of by magical words and rites.

    And now about the caldron sing, Like elves and fairies in a ring, Enchanting all that you put in.

    He is enchanted, cannot speak.

  2. To delight in a high degree; to charm; to enrapture; as, music enchants the ear.

    Arcadia was the charmed circle where all his spirits forever should be enchanted.
    --Sir P. Sidney.

    Syn: To charm; bewitch; fascinate. Cf. Charm.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"delighted," 1590s, past participle adjective from enchant (v.).

  1. 1 charmed, delighted, enraptured. 2 Under the influence of enchantment. interj. (context dated English) (non-gloss definition: A greeting used when introduced to someone for the first time, especially by a man when introduced to a woman.) v

  2. (en-past of: enchant)


adj. influenced as by charms or incantations [ant: disenchanted]


Enchanted may refer to:

Enchanted (film)

Enchanted is a 2007 American musical live-action/ animated fantasy romantic comedy film, produced by Walt Disney Pictures with New York Academy Barry Sonnenfeld and Josephson Entertainment. Written by Bill Kelly and directed by Kevin Lima, the film stars Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall, Idina Menzel, Rachel Covey, and Susan Sarandon. The plot focuses on Giselle, an archetypal Disney Princess, who is forced from her traditional animated world of Andalasia into the live-action world of New York City. Enchanted was the first Disney film to be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, instead of Buena Vista Pictures Distribution.

The film is both a homage to, and a self- parody of, Disney's animated features, making numerous references to Disney's past and future works through the combination of live-action film-making, traditional animation and computer-generated imagery. It marks the return of traditional animation to a Disney feature film after the company's decision to move entirely to computer animation in 2004. Composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz, who had written songs for previous Disney films, produced the songs of Enchanted, with Menken also composing its score.

The animation sequences were produced at James Baxter Animation in Pasadena. Filming of the live action segments took place around New York City. It premiered on October 20, 2007, at the London Film Festival before its wide release on November 21, 2007, in the United States. Enchanted was well-received critically, established Adams as a leading lady, and earned more than $340 million worldwide at the box office. It won the 2007 Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Motion Picture, received two nominations at the 65th Golden Globe Awards and three Best Original Song nominations at the 80th Academy Awards.

Enchanted (video game)

Enchanted is a video game for the Nintendo DS based on the Walt Disney Pictures' 2007 film of the same title. In the animated fantasy kingdom of Andalasia, Giselle and Prince Edward are planning to get married. When Edward's evil stepmother tries to stop the marriage, Giselle is transported into New York City. Edward, along with Giselle's chipmunk, Pip, must rescue Giselle from the real world, while she meddles into the lives of an attorney, Robert, and his daughter, Morgan.

Enchanted (soundtrack)

Enchanted (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) is the soundtrack of the film of the same name. It was released on November 20, 2007, by Walt Disney Records and contains 15 audio tracks, including five original songs used in the film as well as the film's score. Orchestrated by Kevin Kliesch, Danny Troob and Blake Neely, the songs and score were conducted by Michael Kosarin and performed by the Hollywood Studio Symphony. Although "Ever Ever After" was not released as a single, a music video of the song was made and is included on the CD.

Enchanted (Stevie Nicks album)

Enchanted (or The Enchanted Works of Stevie Nicks) is a three disc box set of material by American singer-songwriter and Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie Nicks, which encompasses her solo career from 1981's Bella Donna to 1994's Street Angel.

The box set also contains rare B-sides, unreleased live recordings, demos, songs from soundtracks, a track from the 1973 Buckingham Nicks album, outtakes from the Bella Donna and Rock a Little sessions, and a new recording of the classic song, Rhiannon. Some previously released tracks are also in noticeably longer versions, or alternative remixes.

The set was released on April 28, 1998 and peaked at #85 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. Enchanted was certified Gold by the RIAA on April 7, 1999 For Shipments of over 500,000 copies. Two singles were released, "Reconsider Me" (a deleted track from the 1985 Rock a Little album) and "Enchanted" which made its first appearance on 1983's The Wild Heart album.

It was mastered using HDCD technology and, although it is unmarked, playing the album in a CD player able to decode HDCD will give superior sound quality.

Enchanted (Marc Almond album)

Enchanted is the sixth studio album by the British singer/songwriter Marc Almond. It was released in June 1990 and reached number 52 on the UK Albums Chart and number 81 on the Dutch albums chart. Enchanted includes the singles "A Lover Spurned" (a UK Top 30 hit featuring actress Julie T. Wallace), "The Desperate Hours" and "Waifs and Strays" (the latter of which was remixed by The Grid).

The songs for the album were recorded at Marcus, Beethoven Street, Sarm West, Advision, and Mayfair Studios, London. Almond was accompanied by former La Magia and Willing Sinners member Billy McGee, and various studio musicians. Almond worked with three producers, Bob Kraushaar and Gary Maughan oversaw half of the tracks each, while Stephen Hague produced the lead single "A Lover Spurned".

Almond has described the recording process of this album as one of "conflict" between himself and producer Kraushaar. Writing in his autobiography Tainted Life, Almond describes how in the recording he wanted "spontaneity and surprise, passion and grit" and that he "wanted to be the conductor, waving my baton as musicians came in and out, brandishing strange instruments that created exotic sounds", whereas Kraushaar "was a technophile, and would have happily replaced everyone with the passionless dependability of his computer if he could." However, Almond concedes that "A year later I played the album and loved it. Bob Kraushaar had produced a highly polished, wonderful-sounding album, which at the time I just couldn't hear."

The album was reissued on CD in 2002 having been remastered. The artwork was designed by Green Ink with a cover photograph of Almond and Zuleika by Pierre et Gilles. Almond has stated that it is his favourite album cover.

Usage examples of "enchanted".

My nurse said the Alaunt were a pack of enchanted hounds who hunted down humans.

Riviere enchanted me, but I should have esteemed myself wanting in gratitude and respect to this worthy family if I had darted at her a single amorous glance, or if I had let her suspect my feelings for her by a single word.

The enchanted steel killed where it struck, slicing arachnid flesh easily, but there were thousands of them.

And then she, by virtue of whose sorceries this whole land is drugged and enchanted, is such a bold slut that she will build a Sacred Arbour even, and will fill it full of religious enchantment for you rather than lose hold of you.

But to Bibbs, who had now to go to the very heart of it, for a commanded interview with his father, the distant cloud was like an implacable genius issuing thunderously in smoke from his enchanted bottle, and irresistibly drawing Bibbs nearer and nearer.

Our travellers might, in another mood and place, have thought it droll to arrive at that sublime spectacle through a Bierhaus, but in this enchanted city it seemed to have a peculiar fitness.

Then she pokes the fire, draws a little buhl table close up to the hearth, spreads a white cloth, sets out the plates, puts the spoons by them, and enchanted, impatient, with flushed complexion, leans back in an armchair.

In a matter of minutes she had lost all the beauty and inno- cence that had enchanted me.

Certain of her power, She had laid by, in fond security, The enchanted cestus, and Sir Tannhauser, With surfeited regard, beheld her now, No fairer than the women of the earth, Whom with serenity and health he left, Duped by a lovely witch.

When the Enchanted Globe reached the platform at the top, the whole band joined the cimbalom to blare a rousing climax and bring the audience out of its stupefaction to a clamor of applause.

I was enchanted, for I was now in a fair way, and I saw the moment of bliss in the distance, feeling certain that I could effect a cure if the doctor was not mistaken.

Meure talked so brilliantly and sensibly to her intended that one could easily see he was enchanted with her.

I was enchanted with the frankness of this noble gentleman, and did not hesitate to tell him all, and we laughed together at our bad fortune: I had to promise to call on him at Genoa, and tell him whatever happened between us during the two days I purposed to remain at Avignon.

When we show him our offspring of your enchanted chain, lord King, there will be no sailing fast enow for Ketil!

The way wound through enchanted parks to a mighty wall that towered a hundred feet in air.