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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 charm·ing /ˈʧɑrmɪŋ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Charm, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Charmed p. pr. & vb. n. Charming.]
 1. To make music upon; to tune. [Obs. & R.]
    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.
 Syn: - To fascinate; enchant; enrapture; captivate; bewitch; allure; subdue; delight; entice; transport.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Charm·ing, a. Pleasing the mind or senses in a high degree; delighting; fascinating; attractive.
    How charming is divine philosophy.   --Milton.
 Syn: - Enchanting; bewitching; captivating; enrapturing; alluring; fascinating; delightful; pleasurable; graceful; lovely; amiable; pleasing; winning.
  -- Charm*ing*ly, adv. -- Charm*ing*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: pleasing or delighting; "endowed with charming manners"; "a
             charming little cottage"; "a charming personality"
      2: possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to
         supernatural powers; "charming incantations"; "magic signs
         that protect against adverse influence"; "a magical
         spell"; "'tis now the very witching time of night"-
         Shakespeare; "wizard wands"; "wizardly powers" [syn: magic,
          magical, sorcerous, witching(a), wizard(a), wizardly]