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Meaning of “charm” in the English Dictionary

"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 ​feelattracted to someone or something: a woman ofgreat charm It's a ​town with a lot of old-world charm. Even as a ​youngboy he ​knew how to turn on the charm (= be ​pleasantintentionally) 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 ​magicalpowers, 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 ​specialquality 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 ​peoplecarry 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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