Definition of charmed in English:

charmed

adjective

  • 1(of a person's life or a period of this) unusually lucky or happy as though protected by magic.

    ‘I felt that I had a charmed life’
    • ‘He acknowledges that his government led ‘a charmed life’ in its first term, which implies that he was rather lucky not be found out.’
    • ‘She is a grateful enthusiast who believes she leads a charmed life, yet she is brave, seeking out dark roles wherever she can, and usually investing the seemingly frothy parts with a psychotic edge.’
    • ‘She had a charmed life and was always aware of her privileges, helping less fortunate people where she could.’
    • ‘Yet I was the one leading a charmed life while she suffered.’
    • ‘This thought might have occurred to Jack, but he, too, seems to have led a charmed life.’
    • ‘Our protagonist has to figure out how to extract himself from a charmed life in public and put his affairs in order, simultaneously setting straight a series of fouled-up personal relationships.’
    • ‘Arthur reckoned with some justification that he had had ‘a charmed life.’’
    • ‘In many ways he had a charmed life: springing from a humble background in Edwardian Cornwall, he gained a coveted scholarship to Oxford, where he had a glittering early career.’
    • ‘The goal is to figure out why some people seem to lead a charmed life while others do not.’
    • ‘Is there a guarantee that the highest achievers among you will have charmed lives, with continued success and prosperity?’
    • ‘I am a 27 year old gay man and have lead what I believe to be a charmed life; I have been fortunate enough to say I have been in love.’
    • ‘It sounds like a charmed life, a purely decorative existence.’
    • ‘He moves to France and in his eighties finds himself lacking in objects but filled with the knowledge he has had a charmed life.’
    • ‘There are those who believe that they live a charmed life, that fate, willy-nilly, awards them undeserved fortunes and opportunities that seemingly drop into their laps.’
    • ‘However, in many other areas Stewart has led a charmed life.’
    • ‘For anyone who has ever dreamed of working in the music industry, it seems that she has led a charmed life, winning the top jobs and having an ‘access all areas’ pass in her handbag at all times.’
    • ‘This may sound ethereal, but Conran - who is well into his forties, but looks unbelievably boyish - displays a very real sense of the responsibilities that come with living a charmed life.’
    • ‘You should go right ahead and marry anybody you want to because in a certain way, yours is a charmed life.’
    • ‘He has led a charmed life, but is none the worse for it.’
    • ‘So why is it that some people seem to live charmed lives, full of lucky breaks and serendipitous chance encounters, while others experience one disaster after another?’
    fortunate, in luck, blessed, blessed with good luck, favoured, born under a lucky star
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  • 2Physics
    (of a particle) possessing the property charm.

    ‘a charmed quark’
    • ‘The properties of charmed baryons are complicated but orderly and comprehensible.’
    • ‘Charmed hadrons are produced by the interaction of high energy photons with a segmented beryllium oxide target.’
    • ‘The professor and his group study the decay of charmed mesons.’

exclamation

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  • Expressing polite pleasure at an introduction.

    ‘charmed, I'm sure’

Pronunciation

charmed

/tʃɑːmd/