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It was a matter of survival for the local people, but it was the most violent scene I have ever witnessed. The people in my group, feeling helpless, were all spellbound and aghast at the same time. I became a vegetarian shortly after that.
Wendie Malick

Meaning of "spellbound" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SPELLBOUND

spellbound  [ˈspɛlˌbaʊnd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPELLBOUND

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Spellbound is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SPELLBOUND MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of spellbound in the English dictionary

The definition of spellbound in the dictionary is having one's attention held as though one is bound by a spell.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SPELLBOUND


casebound
ˈkeɪsˌbaʊnd
clothbound
ˈklɒθˌbaʊnd
earthbound
ˈɜːθˌbaʊnd
eastbound
ˈiːstˌbaʊnd
fogbound
ˈfɒɡˌbaʊnd
hardbound
ˈhɑːdˌbaʊnd
hidebound
ˈhaɪdˌbaʊnd
housebound
ˈhaʊsˌbaʊnd
icebound
ˈaɪsˌbaʊnd
inbound
ˈɪnˌbaʊnd
ironbound
ˈaɪənˌbaʊnd
leatherbound
ˈleðəˌbaʊnd
northbound
ˈnɔːθˌbaʊnd
outbound
ˈaʊtˌbaʊnd
paperbound
ˈpeɪpəˌbaʊnd
shellbound
ˈʃelˌbaʊnd
snowbound
ˈsnəʊˌbaʊnd
soft-bound
ˈsɒftˌbaʊnd
southbound
ˈsaʊθˌbaʊnd
westbound
ˈwɛstˌbaʊnd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPELLBOUND

spell
spell a paddock
spell out
spellable
spellbind
spellbinder
spellbinding
spellbindingly
spellcheck
spellchecker
spelldown
speller
spellful
spellican
spelling
spelling bee
spelling book
spelling checker
spelling error
spelling mistake

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPELLBOUND

abound
airbound
bound
college-bound
desk-bound
disbound
duty-bound
egg-bound
half-bound
homebound
homeward bound
honour-bound
I´ll be bound
muscle-bound
on the rebound
quarter-bound
rebound
rock-bound
to the ground
unbound
wheelchair-bound

Synonyms and antonyms of spellbound in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SPELLBOUND»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «spellbound» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of spellbound

Translation of «spellbound» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPELLBOUND

Find out the translation of spellbound to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of spellbound from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «spellbound» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

败兴而归
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hechizados
570 millions of speakers

English

spellbound
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मंत्रमुग्ध
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مدوخ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

зачарованные
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

enfeitiçada
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হতবাক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

haleine
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Spellbound
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gebannt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

白い恐怖
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

홀린
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nggoleki
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

say mê
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மயங்கிய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मंत्रमुग्ध
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

büyülenmiş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

incantato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

urzeczony
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зачарування
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vrăjit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μαγεμένος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

betower
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

trollbunden
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fjetret
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of spellbound

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPELLBOUND»

The term «spellbound» is quite widely used and occupies the 39.739 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPELLBOUND» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «spellbound» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «spellbound» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about spellbound

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2 QUOTES WITH «SPELLBOUND»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word spellbound.
1
Mark Haddon
Most adults, unlike most children, understand the difference between a book that will hold them spellbound for a rainy Sunday afternoon and a book that will put them in touch with a part of themselves they didn't even know existed.
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Wendie Malick
It was a matter of survival for the local people, but it was the most violent scene I have ever witnessed. The people in my group, feeling helpless, were all spellbound and aghast at the same time. I became a vegetarian shortly after that.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPELLBOUND»

Discover the use of spellbound in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to spellbound and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Spellbound (A Spellbound Story - Book 1)
What's a girl to do when meeting The One means she's cursed to die a horrible death?
Cara Lynn Shultz, 2012
2
Spellbound
About Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter series: “[A] no-holds-barred all-out page turner that is part science fiction, part horror, and an absolute blast to read.”—Bookreporter.com “If you love monsters and action, you’ll love this ...
Larry Correia, 2012
3
Spellbound: The Books of Elsewhere:
If she can find the McMartins' spellbook, maybe she can help Morton escape Elsewhere for good. Unless, that is, the book finds Olive first. The house isn't the only one keeping secrets anymore.
Jacqueline West, 2011
4
Spellbound: Women and Witchcraft in America
A collection of twelve articles that explore various events in the history of witch-hunting and its demonization of women in American and American women's own use of witchcraft as a source of identity and strength, as well as the ...
Elizabeth Reis, 1998
5
Spellbound
Alice knows she should be happy.
Jane Green, 2003
6
Spellbound
Logan Daniels leads a sheltered life in sleepy, predictable Lancaster, New Hampshire.
Samantha Combs, 2011
7
Glued to Games: How Video Games Draw Us In and Hold Us ...
With video game sales in the billions and anxious concerns about their long-term effects growing louder, Glued to Games: How Video Games Draw Us In and Hold Us Spellbound brings something new to the discussion.
Scott Rigby, Richard M. Ryan, 2011
8
Entangled: Spellbound Book One
Two months after dying Graylee Perez wakes up in her twin sister Charlene's body.
Nikki Jefford, 2012
9
Spellbound
An exclusive Nora Roberts short story.
Nora Roberts, 2011
10
Spellbound's Complete Book of Spells, Rituals and Formulas
This Volume II expanded edition contains the complete Spellbound Formulary and over 300 Spells, formulas and rituals for every situation of life and magick! From the Beginner to the Advanced magician, this is a must have, informative guide.
Kelli James Klymenko, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPELLBOUND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term spellbound is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Air show keeps spectators spellbound
A breathtaking air display by the Sarang helicopter team and Akash Ganga skydiving team of the Indian Air Force (IAF) kept spectators spellbound here on ... «The Hindu, Jun 15»
2
Spellbound by a Frozen Moment
Everyone assembled here appears to be spellbound. Dadd himself, in a bizarre and fascinating poem he wrote about this painting after its completion, described ... «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»
3
Concert review: Kit Chan's Spellbound
SINGAPORE — Spellbound was the title of Kit Chan's latest concert and her fans certainly looked as if they were spellbound as they lapped up every note sung ... «TODAYonline, Jun 15»
4
Kit Chan reveals at her Spellbound concert that less than a year ago …
Homegrown singer Kit Chan performing at her Spellbound concert held at the Star Theatre on June 12, 2015. -- PHOTO: ALOYSIUS LIM. Homegrown singer Kit ... «The Straits Times, Jun 15»
5
Thirteen Years Later, Did Spellbound Show Us the Power or the …
Spellbound was one of the first unheralded documentaries to do well at the box office,” says Kenneth Turan, the longtime film critic for the Los Angeles Times. «Smithsonian, May 15»
6
Spellbound coach denies child cruelty and vows to clear his name
The coach of Britain's Got Talent winners Spellbound today denied allegations of child cruelty and said he was determined to clear his name. National ... «Evening Standard, May 15»
7
Viewers Spellbound by "Good Witch," Hallmark Channel's Newest …
When New York transplants, Dr. Sam Radford (James Denton) and his son move in next door to the Grey House, they are immediately spellbound by the ... «The Futon Critic, Mar 15»
8
Visit to IISc. leaves aspiring scientists spellbound
Young schoolchildren were left spellbound after looking at a plethora of wasps and insects exhibited by Raghavendra Gadagkar, who used them to explain ... «The Hindu, Feb 15»
9
Harry Potter scorpions to leave Blue Planet Aquarium visitors …
Visitors to the Blue Planet Aquarium are set to be left spellbound at its latest attraction - scorpions from the Harry Potter film series. The bizarre-looking creepy ... «Liverpool Echo, Feb 15»
10
Ongole bull race leaves spectators spellbound
The annual Ongole bull race organised at Bonuthala village of Anumala mandal in Nalgonda district was a huge draw. Ongole bull rears from across Telangana ... «The Hindu, Feb 15»

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