charm·​ing ˈchär-miŋ How to pronounce charming (audio)
: extremely pleasing or delightful : entrancing
a charming restaurant
has such charming manners
charmingly adverb

Examples of charming in a Sentence

a charming little café by the sea a charming man who had no problem winning women's hearts
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Word History


from present participle of charm entry 2

First Known Use

1664, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of charming was in 1664

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“Charming.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


charm·​ing ˈchärm-iŋ How to pronounce charming (audio)
: pleasant and attractive especially in manner
a charming person

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