1
: extremely lucky or prosperous
living a charmed life
2
: of, relating to, or being a charm quark

Examples of charmed in a Sentence

She has always lived a charmed life. you must be living a charmed life if you haven't caught the flu that's going around
Recent Examples on the Web Despite the droves of followers who would happily fill a spot in Forma’s classes, those outside Levi’s charmed orbit must settle for Forma’s online platform. Lina Abascal, Los Angeles Times, 7 Feb. 2024 But what's never changed is Taylor's enchanting ability to translate a memory — whether charmed or trying — into a moment that feels like yours. Allaire Nuss, EW.com, 6 Feb. 2024 Alyssa Milano is charmed to be a mom of two kids: Milo and Elizabella Bugliari. Rebecca Aizin, Peoplemag, 2 Feb. 2024 The Insider’s Guide to Artisanal, Sustainable, Extraordinary Wines to Drink Now, by Ray Isle Winery owners appear to lead charmed lives. Dwight Garner, New York Times, 21 Nov. 2023 For on San Pedro, memories of a charmed love affair between a white boy and the Japanese girl who grew up to become Kabuo’s wife; memories of land desired, paid for, and lost. Krista Simmons, Sunset Magazine, 27 Dec. 2023 There’s not going to be a more charmed, lovely experience. Ilana Kaplan, Vogue, 22 Dec. 2023 But on the whole, Lear lived a charmed professional life, represented by his 1999 National Medal of Arts from President Bill Clinton and his 2017 Kennedy Center Honors. Patrick Sauer, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Dec. 2023 The toughest year of Lincoln Riley’s otherwise charmed coaching life felt, in a lot of ways, painfully similar to this one. Ryan Kartje, Los Angeles Times, 15 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

from past participle of charm entry 2

First Known Use

circa 1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of charmed was circa 1616

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“Charmed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/charmed. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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