- (General American) IPA(key): /tʃɑɹm/
Audio (US) (file)
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /tʃɑːm/
- Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)m
- charme (obsolete)
- An object, act or words believed to have magic power (usually carries a positive connotation).
- a charm against evil
- It works like a charm.
- The ability to persuade, delight or arouse admiration; often constructed in the plural.
- He had great personal charm.
- She tried to win him over with her charms.
- A small trinket on a bracelet or chain, etc., traditionally supposed to confer luck upon the wearer.
- She wears a charm bracelet on her wrist.
- (physics) A quantum number of hadrons determined by the number of charm quarks and antiquarks.
- (finance) A second-order measure of derivative price sensitivity, expressed as the instantaneous rate of change of delta with respect to time.
- (something with magic power): amulet, incantation, spell, talisman
- (quality of arousing delight or admiration): appeal, attraction, charisma
- (trinket): amulet, dangle, ornament
- (measure of derivative price sensitivity): delta decay, DdeltaDtime
- (measure of derivative price sensitivity): Greeks (includes list of coordinate terms)
something with magic power
quality of inspiring delight or admiration
property of subatomic particle
a small trinket on a bracelet or chain
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- To seduce, persuade or fascinate someone or something.
- 1667, John Milton, “Book 1”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: […] [Samuel Simmons], […], OCLC 228722708; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554:
- They, on their mirth and dance / Intent, with jocund music charm his ear.
- 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, in The Celebrity:
- The Celebrity, by arts unknown, induced Mrs. Judge Short and two other ladies to call at Mohair on an afternoon when Mr. Cooke was trying a trotter on the track. The three returned wondering and charmed with Mrs. Cooke; they were sure she had had no hand in the furnishing of that atrocious house.
- He charmed her with his dashing tales of his days as a sailor.
- (transitive) To use a magical charm upon; to subdue, control, or summon by incantation or supernatural influence.
- 1611 April (first recorded performance), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Cymbeline”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, scene ii]:
- No witchcraft charm thee!
- After winning three games while wearing the chain, Dan began to think it had been charmed.
- To protect with, or make invulnerable by, spells, charms, or supernatural influences.
- 1611 April (first recorded performance), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Cymbeline”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act V, scene iii]:
- I, in my own woe charmed, / Could not find death.
- She led a charmed life.
- (obsolete, rare) To make music upon.
- 1579, Immeritô [pseudonym; Edmund Spenser], “October. Aegloga Decima.”, in The Shepheardes Calender: […], London: Printed by Hugh Singleton, […], OCLC 606515406; republished as The Shepheardes Calender, […], imprinted at London: By Iohn Wolfe for Iohn Harrison the yonger, […], 1586, OCLC 837880809:
- Here we our slender pipes may safely charm.
- To subdue or overcome by some secret power, or by that which gives pleasure; to allay; to soothe.
- 1708, Alexander Pope, Ode for Music on St Cecilia's Day:
- Music the fiercest grief can charm.
- (seduce, entrance or fascinate): delight, enchant, entrance
- (use magic): bewitch, enchant, ensorcel, enspell
seduce, entrance or fascinate
use a magical charm
charm (plural charms)
- The mixed sound of many voices, especially of birds or children.
- 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book IV:
- Sweet is the breath of Morn, her rising sweet, / With charm of earliest Birds
- 1591, Ed[mund] Sp[enser], “The Teares of the Muses”, in Complaints. Containing Sundrie Small Poemes of the Worlds Vanitie. […], London: Imprinted for VVilliam Ponsonbie, […], OCLC 15537294:
- free liberty to chant our charms at will
- 1955, William Golding, The Inheritors, Faber and Faber 2005, p. 152:
- The laughter rose like the charm of starlings.
- 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book IV:
- A flock, group (especially of finches).
- 2018, Holly Ringland, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart:
- A charm of finches flew overhead, singing into the vivid afternoon sky.
- charm (jewelry)
Declension of charm
See charme (“to charm”).
- imperative of
- charm; the ability to persuade, delight, or arouse admiration
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