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"charm" in British English

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charmnoun

uk   /tʃɑːm/  us   /tʃɑːrm/
  • charm noun (ATTRACTION)

B2 [C or U] a quality that makes you like or feel attracted to someone or something: a woman of great charm It's a town with a lot of old-world charm. Even as a young boy he knew how to turn on the charm (= be pleasant intentionally) when he wanted something. I had to use all my charms to get them to lend us the hall.

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  • charm noun (LUCKY OBJECT)

C2 [C] an object or saying that is thought to have magical powers, such as the ability to bring good luck: He keeps a rabbit's paw as a lucky/good luck charm.

charmverb [T often passive]

uk   /tʃɑːm/  us   /tʃɑːrm/
(Definition of charm from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"charm" in American English

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charmnoun

 us   /tʃɑrm/
  • charm noun (ATTRACTION)

[C/U] a special quality of a person or thing that makes the person or thing attractive: [C] I never could resist the charms of the city.
  • charm noun (LUCKY OBJECT)

[C] an object or saying that is believed to bring good luck: Many people carry good luck charms.
charm
verb [T]  us   /tʃɑrm/
Charlie charms everyone.
charmed
adjective  us   /tʃɑrmd/
His completely charmed guests did not want to leave the party.
charming
adjective  us   /ˈtʃɑr·mɪŋ/
He was thoughtful and charming.
(Definition of charm from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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