Charm vs Trinkets - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between charm and trinkets
is that charm
is an object, act or words believed to have magic power or charm
can be the mixed sound of many voices, especially of birds or children while trinkets
As a verb charm
is to seduce, persuade or fascinate someone or something.
From (etyl) charme'' (chant, magic spell), from (etyl) ''carmen (song, incantation)
An object, act or words believed to have magic power.
- a charm against evil
The ability to persuade, delight or arouse admiration; often constructed in the plural.
- It works like a charm .
- He had great personal charm .
* Alexander Pope
- She tried to win him over with her charms .
- Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
(physics) A quantum number of hadrons]] determined by the quantity of [[charm quark, charm quarks & antiquarks.
A small trinket on a bracelet or chain, etc., traditionally supposed to confer luck upon the wearer.
- the charm of beauty's powerful glance
- She wears a charm bracelet on her wrist.
* (something with magic power ): amulet, incantation, spell, talisman
* (quality of arousing delight or admiration ): appeal, attraction, charisma
* (trinket ): amulet, dangle, ornament
* (quality of arousing delight or admiration ): boredom, dryness
To seduce, persuade or fascinate someone or something.
* (John Milton)
- They, on their mirth and dance / Intent, with jocund music charm his ear.
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To use a magical charm upon; to subdue, control, or summon by incantation or supernatural influence.
* (William Shakespeare)
- No witchcraft charm thee!
To protect with, or make invulnerable by, spells, charms, or supernatural influences.
* (William Shakespeare)
- I, in my own woe charmed , / Could not find death.
(obsolete, rare) To make music upon.
* (Edmund Spenser)
To subdue or overcome by some secret power, or by that which gives pleasure; to allay; to soothe.
* (Alexander Pope)
- Here we our slender pipes may safely charm .
- Music the fiercest grief can charm .
* (seduce, entrance or fascinate ): delight, enchant, entrance, win one over
* (use magic ): bewitch, enchant, ensorcel, enspell
Variant of (chirm), from (etyl) chirme, from (etyl) .
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
* 1955 , William Golding, The Inheritors , Faber and Faber 2005, p. 152:
- free liberty to chant our charms at will
A flock, group (especially of finches).
- The laughter rose like the charm of starlings.