Charnel house, a tomb, vault, cemetery, or other place where the bones of the dead are deposited; originally, a place for the bones thrown up when digging new graves in old burial grounds.

(Char"nel), n. A charnel house; a grave; a cemetery.

In their proud charnel of Thermopylæ.

4. To attract irresistibly; to delight exceedingly; to enchant; to fascinate.

They, on their mirth and dance
Intent, with jocund music charm his ear.

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.

Syn. - To fascinate; enchant; enrapture; captivate; bewitch; allure; subdue; delight; entice; transport.

(Charm), 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. [Obs.] Milton.

(||Char"mel) n. [Heb.] A fruitful field.

Libanus shall be turned into charmel, and charmel shall be esteemed as a forest.
Isa. xxix. 17

(Charm"er) n.

1. One who charms, or has power to charm; one who uses the power of enchantment; a magician. Deut. xviii. 11.

2. One who delights and attracts the affections.

(Charm"er*ess) n. An enchantress. Chaucer.

(Charm"ful) a. Abounding with charms. "His charmful lyre." Cowley.

(Charm"ing), a. Pleasing the mind or senses in a high degree; delighting; fascinating; attractive.

How charming is divine philosophy.

Syn. - Enchanting; bewitching; captivating; enrapturing; alluring; fascinating; delightful; pleasurable; graceful; lovely; amiable; pleasing; winning.

Charm"ing*ly, adv.Charm"ing*ness, n.

(Charm"less), a. Destitute of charms. Swift.

(Char"ne*co, Char"ni*co) , n. A sort of sweet wine. [Obs.] Shak.

(Char"nel) a. [F. charnel carnal, fleshly, fr. L. carnalis. See Carnal.] Containing the bodies of the dead. "Charnel vaults." Milton.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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