attracting and holding interest as if by a spell

read the bedtime story in a hypnotic voice


she had a warm mesmeric charm


the sheer force of his presence was mesmerizing


a spellbinding description of life in ancient Rome

Syn: ↑hypnotic, ↑mesmerizing, ↑spellbinding
Similar to: ↑attractive
Derivationally related forms: ↑mesmerism, ↑hypnosis (for: ↑hypnotic)

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  • mesmeric — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ causing one to become transfixed and unaware of one s surroundings; hypnotic. DERIVATIVES mesmerically adverb …   English terms dictionary

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  • mesmeric — adj. Mesmeric is used with these nouns: ↑trance …   Collocations dictionary

  • mesmeric — adjective Date: 1829 1. of, relating to, or induced by mesmerism 2. fascinating, irresistible • mesmerically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mesmeric — mesmerically, adv. /mez mer ik, mes /, adj. 1. produced by mesmerism; hypnotic. 2. compelling; fascinating. [1820 30; MESMER(ISM) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

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