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
Recent Examples on the Web Located in the heart of Avalon, Bellanca Hotel is a charming boutique accommodation that's ideal for an easy breezy island getaway. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 17 June 2024 Notting Hill Before Hugh Grant began leaning into his evil side in the early aughts by playing narcissistic cads in movies like Bridget Jones’s Diary and About a Boy, the ’90s (and screenwriter Richard Curtis) had already established him as one of the rom-com machine’s most charming leading men. Ben Rosenstock, TIME, 17 June 2024 Standout Amenity The Glasshouse restaurant is truly outstanding: a charming, bright room; fun, friendly staff; and imaginative and beautifully executed dishes. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 14 June 2024 The charming, nine-track LP — created in 30 days during travels to South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana and Egypt — meshes sounds of the diaspora across pop, gospel, jazz, R&B and soul. Njera Perkins, Peoplemag, 14 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for charming 

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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 23 Jun. 2024.

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

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