charming

adjective
charm·​ing | \ ˈchär-miŋ How to pronounce charming (audio) \

Definition of charming

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

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Other Words from charming

charmingly \ ˈchär-​miŋ-​lē How to pronounce charmingly (audio) \ 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

Anyone can visit the charming Canadian city where the network's new Christmas in Love movie was shot. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Hallmark's New 'Christmas in Love' Movie Was Filmed in the Most Romantic Small Town," 11 Nov. 2018 Pieter’s Twitter debut served to change the course of his viral celebrity, turning him from an unfortunate symbol of an unfortunate counter-movement into an unexpectedly charming feminist ally. Aja Romano, Vox, "How a mom’s “This is My Son” anti-feminist brag went viral — and completely backfired," 9 Oct. 2018 Now buckle up, because comedian Tiffany Haddish is about to assault your ears and still remain unexpectedly charming. Rochelle O'gorman, latimes.com, "Audiobook reviews: Authors take the mic," 7 June 2018 Our Sunday cruise aboard the Potomac was unexpectedly charming and old-fashioned, perhaps unintentionally so. Beth Spotswood, San Francisco Chronicle, "A cruise back in time on the ‘Floating White House’," 25 Apr. 2018 The End of the F***ing World presented a love story between a disaffected teenager and the wannabe psychopath intent on murdering her that turned out to be unexpectedly charming in the end. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Dark Humanity of Barry," 22 Mar. 2018 Comedians like Ellen are still charming, largely because her work touches upon what people are still going through. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Can't Men Like Louis C.K. Accept Their Ideas Are Outdated?," 4 Jan. 2019 Plus, Wilson makes the character so darn charming and likable, nobody is surprised when Luther finally succumbs to her invitation to flee London with her at the end of season 3. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Luther is back and as broody as ever in new trailer for fifth season," 29 Nov. 2018 And a charming, tousle-haired Brit named Alex Davies would end up taking the lead. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "Come to Kyoto for the Sake, Stay for the Gin," 17 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of charming

1634, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for charming

see charm entry 1

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More Definitions for charming

charming

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of charming

: very pleasing or appealing : full of charm

charming

adjective
charm·​ing | \ ˈchär-miŋ\

Kids Definition of charming

: very pleasing a charming old inn

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