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

Definition of charming

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

Other Words from charming

charmingly \ ˈchär-​miŋ-​lē How to pronounce charming (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 Phan is charming as a reserved Shaun, and Modaff an absolute powerhouse as Abigail. Jerald Pierce,, 16 Nov. 2021 And charming cobblestone streets filled with bars and restaurants and shops. Baz Dreisinger, Forbes, 26 Oct. 2021 One of the two male versions of the circumstances leading up to the event is outrageous enough to be charming, and a showcase for Mr. Driver’s quick wit. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, 13 Oct. 2021 Between its many Gilded Age architectural masterpieces, gorgeous beaches, charming cobblestone streets, and eclectic stores, one thing is certain — boredom is never an option here. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 20 Sep. 2021 Here was an artist labels dream of signing: young, charming, and talented from every angle, able to do the necessary creative work behind the curtain and deliver popstar performances in front of it. Sarah Osei,, 22 Oct. 2021 The interview presents Mike at his best: charming, passionate, thoughtful, persuasive. Kevin Dettmar, The New Yorker, 14 Oct. 2021 This charming destination is located in the Canadian province of New Brunswick, the perfect place for a fall drive along the coast. Miriam Porter, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 Walter Russell III, a 13-year-old who played the young Charles, got the biggest individual cheers with a star-making performance that was charming, insightful and moving., 28 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of charming

1664, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for charming

see charm entry 1

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The first known use of charming was in 1664

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“Charming.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of charming

: very pleasing or appealing : full of charm


charm·​ing | \ ˈchär-miŋ \

Kids Definition of charming

: very pleasing a charming old inn

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