Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Word of the Day- "Mesmerize"


mez-muh-rahyz, mes-]

verb (used with object), -ized, -iz•ing.

Definition: 1. to hypnotize.
2. to spellbind; fascinate.
3. to compel by fascination.

Origin: 1820–30; mesmer(ism) + -ize

Related forms
mes•mer•i•za•tion, noun
mes•mer•iz•er, noun
un•mes•mer•ized, adjective

Used in a sentence: "While watching the Russian Ballet perform the Nutcracker, Hula couldn't help but be mesmerized by the tightly toned fannies and thighs of the male dancers."

Talk about making the season bright!


janjanmom said...

I am mesmerized by your photos.

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J.G. said...

Can't say that I blame you. 'Tis the season!