charm Definition

  • 1the power or quality of giving delight or arousing admiration
  • 2a small ornament worn on a bracelet or chain

Using charm: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "charm" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The old town has a lot of charm.

  • Example

    She has a charming personality.

  • Example

    The little girl wore a charm bracelet.

  • Example

    He gave her a good luck charm before the exam.

charm Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for charm

Antonyms for charm

Idioms Using charm

  • to have a special quality that makes someone or something attractive or appealing


    Her smile has a charm that lights up the room.

  • to work perfectly or effectively


    The new software worked like a charm and solved all our problems.

  • to use one's charm or charisma to influence or persuade someone


    She threw a charm and convinced him to change his mind.

Phrases with charm

  • a strategy of attracting others by being friendly, charming, and persuasive


    The politician went on a charm offensive to win over voters.

  • charmed life

    a life that seems protected from harm or danger


    Despite all the risks he takes, he seems to lead a charmed life.

  • a school or course that teaches social graces and etiquette


    She attended a charm school to learn how to be more poised and graceful.

Origins of charm

from Old French 'charme', from Latin 'carmen', meaning 'song, verse, incantation'


Summary: charm in Brief

The term 'charm' [tʃɑːm] refers to the power of delight and admiration, as well as a small ornament worn on a bracelet or chain. It can describe a person's personality, as in 'She has a charming personality,' or a place's atmosphere, as in 'The old town has a lot of charm.' 'Charm' extends into phrases like 'charm offensive,' and idioms like 'have a charm,' denoting special qualities, and 'work like a charm,' implying effectiveness.

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