enchantress

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English enchaunteresse, from Old French enchanteresse.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

enchantress (plural enchantresses, masculine enchanter)

  1. A woman, especially an attractive one, skilled at using magic; an alluring witch.
    • 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 25:
      The tablets upon which the events of the day were recorded refer to enchantresses, and we can conclude that they were by no means restricted to ancient beldames.
  2. A beautiful, charming and irresistible woman.
    She was the enchantress of men's hearts.
  3. A femme fatale.
    His desire for that enchantress led him to financial ruin!

Synonyms[edit]

Translations[edit]