charming

adjective charm·ing \ ˈchär-miŋ \
Updated on: 16 Dec 2017

Definition of charming

: extremely pleasing or delightful : entrancing
  • a charming restaurant
  • has such charming manners

charmingly

play \-miŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of charming in a Sentence

  1. a charming little café by the sea

  2. a charming man who had no problem winning women's hearts

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Origin and Etymology of charming

see 1charm


CHARMING Defined for English Language Learners

charming

adjective

Definition of charming for English Language Learners

  • : very pleasing or appealing : full of charm


CHARMING Defined for Kids

charming

adjective charm·ing \ ˈchär-miŋ \

Definition of charming for Students

: very pleasing
  • a charming old inn


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