American English

Definition of charm noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] the power of pleasing or attracting people a man of great charm The hotel is full of charm and character.
  2. 2[countable] a feature or quality that is pleasing or attractive her physical charms (= her beauty)
  3. 3[countable] a small object worn on a chain or bracelet, that is believed to bring good luck a lucky charm a charm bracelet
  4. 4[countable] an act or words believed to have magic power synonym spell
  5. Idioms
    third time is the charm
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    used when you have failed to do something twice and hope that you will succeed the third time
    work like a charm
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    to be immediately and completely successful Those new pills you gave me worked like a charm.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: charm