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The Definition of - charming (adj)

    adjective
    1.
    pleasing; delightful:
    a charming child.
    2.
    using charm; exercising magic power.

Word Example of - charming

    Example Sentences for charming

    Do you, then, confess that I was not mistaken when I guessed that you were a charming woman?

    Charming as she was, he wondered if she could do the interview—him—justice.

    "You'll find them charming—real thoroughbreds," he saw fit to add.

    But Mrs. Windsor's cottage was the most charming picture of all.

    The glass here is limited in extent but very delicate and charming.

    At all events, her toilets are the most charming in the world: she dresses to perfection!

    "Yes, it's charming here," he said, in a tone as though it all belonged to him.

    Floyd sought them out, and found them a most charming household.

    A charming book of equal interest to children and their elders.

    "It is such a trifle," interposed madame, with a charming smile.

Word Origin & History of - charming

    Word Origin & History

    charm c.1300, from O.Fr. charme "incantation," from L. carmen "song, verse, enchantment," from canere "to sing" (see chant), with dissimilation of -n- to -r- before -m-. The notion is of chanting or reciting verses of magical power. Sense of "pleasing quality" first recorded 1598. Meaning "small trinket fastened to a watch-chain, etc." first recorded 1865.

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