Charm

Definition of Charm

Pronunciation: chärm
n.1.A melody; a song.
With charm of earliest birds.
- Milton.
Free liberty to chant our charms at will.
- Spenser.
2.A word or combination of words sung or spoken in the practice of magic; a magical combination of words, characters, etc.; an incantation.
My high charms work.
- Shak.
3.That which exerts an irresistible power to please and attract; that which fascinates; any alluring quality.
Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
- Pope.
The charm of beauty's powerful glance.
- Milton.
4.Anything worn for its supposed efficacy to the wearer in averting ill or securing good fortune.
5.Any small decorative object worn on the person, as a seal, a key, a silver whistle, or the like. Bunches of charms are often worn at the watch chain.
6.(Physics) a property of certain quarks which may take the value of +1, -1 or 0.
v. t.1.To make music upon; to tune.
[imp. & p. p. Charmed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Charming.]
Here we our slender pipes may safely charm.
- Spenser.
2.To subdue, control, or summon by incantation or supernatural influence; to affect by magic.
No witchcraft charm thee!
- Shak.
3.To subdue or overcome by some secret power, or by that which gives pleasure; to allay; to soothe.
Music the fiercest grief can charm.
- Pope.
4.To attract irresistibly; to delight exceedingly; to enchant; to fascinate.
They, on their mirth and dance
Intent, with jocund music charm his ear.
- Milton.
5.To protect with, or make invulnerable by, spells, charms, or supernatural influences; as, a charmed life.
I, in my own woe charmed,
Could not find death.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To use magic arts or occult power; to make use of charms.
The voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.
- Ps. lviii. 5.
2.To act as, or produce the effect of, a charm; to please greatly; to be fascinating.
3.To make a musical sound.

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