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Meaning of charm

charm

Pronunciation: (chärm), [key]
— n.
  1. a power of pleasing or attracting, as through personality or beauty: charm of manner; the charm of a mountain lake.
  2. a trait or feature imparting this power.
  3. attractiveness.
  4. a trinket to be worn on a bracelet, necklace, etc.
  5. something worn or carried on one's person for its supposed magical effect; amulet.
  6. any action supposed to have magical power.
  7. the chanting or recitation of a magic verse or formula.
  8. a verse or formula credited with magical power.
  9. a quantum number assigned the value +1 for one kind of quark, −1 for its antiquark, and 0 for all other quarks. Symbol: C Cf.
—v.t.
  1. to delight or please greatly by beauty, attractiveness, etc.; enchant: She charmed us with her grace.
  2. to act upon (someone or something) with or as with a compelling or magical force: to charm a bird from a tree.
  3. to endow with or protect by supernatural powers.
  4. to gain or influence through personal charm: He charmed a raise out of his boss.
—v.i.
  1. to be fascinating or pleasing.
  2. to use charms.
  3. to act as a charm.

charm

Pronunciation: (chärm), [key]
— n. Brit. Dial.
  1. blended singing of birds, children, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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