Today’s English word of the day is: spellbound. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘spellbound’, hear the pronunciation, and read two examples of the vocabulary in use. With each English word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.
spellbound: (not usually before noun) with your attention completely held by what you are listening to or watching
American English Pronunciation: /ˈspelbaʊnd/
🥰: My grandmother was a wonderful storyteller. We used to sit spellbound at her feet while she spun yarns about dragons and trolls and fairies.
😊: I remember! Her ghost stories used to put me in a cold sweat!
🙂: He’s an incredible teacher. The students love him.
🤓: You’re not kidding! I peeked into his class the other day, and the students were looking up at him spellbound.
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And just for fun… Did you know that there is a Siouxsie and The Banshees song called “Spellbound”?
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Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.
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