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

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Samuel Gui Yang’s thoughtful show at the Power Art Station for Labelhood (the Chinese talent incubator by Tasha Liu and Justin Peng) reinterpreted traditional Chinese garments and details in surprising, charming ways. Emily Farra, Vogue, "The Designers to Watch and the Trends to Know From Shanghai Fashion Week," 18 Oct. 2018 Looking for a charming way to display and store your essentials? Maria Cassano, Allure, "The 15 Best Shower Organizers You Can Get Online Right Now," 5 Aug. 2018 Star magnolia blossoms are unusual, with narrow petals and a bit floppy, in a charming way. Ellen Nibali, baltimoresun.com, "Garden Q&A: The first star magnolia to bloom in spring," 19 Apr. 2018 In comparison, uggs seem quaint—homely, but in a charming way, like an ugly sibling. Brennan Kilbane, GQ, "Ugg Boots Are Back," 2 Mar. 2018 Though the decision caused a minor scandal, Leopold was considered charming and quickly won over his royal in-laws. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Who Was Queen Victoria's Uncle, King Leopold I of Belgium?," 18 Feb. 2019 The basics of Draper’s story hold promise, but the film derails because Jack and Oliver just aren’t charming as social pariahs. Tom Keogh, The Seattle Times, "‘Stella’s Last Weekend’: Dog brings only grace to ill-conceived family affair," 25 Oct. 2018 The result was nothing less than charming, of course. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Watch Noah Centineo Give the Most Charming Advice to Strangers on the Internet," 25 Sep. 2018 During his stellar set, the impossibly sweet Sivan even made technical issues seem charming, opting to crowd surf when stagehands were busy switching his mic. Joe Lynch, Billboard, "Six Standout Moments From 2018 Capital Pride Festival," 11 June 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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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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