winsome

 /ˈwɪnsəm/

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
win•some /ˈwɪnsəm/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. sweetly or innocently charming;
    winning:a winsome youth; a winsome smile.
win•some•ly, adv. 
win•some•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
win•some  (winsəm), 
adj. 
  1. sweetly or innocently charming;
    winning;
    engaging:a winsome smile.
Etymology:
  • Middle English winsom, Old English wynsum, equivalent. to wyn joy (see wynn) + -sum -some1 bef. 900
winsome•ly, adv. 
winsome•ness, n. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

winsome /ˈwɪnsəm/ adj
  1. charming; winning; engaging: a winsome smile
Etymology: Old English wynsum, from wynn joy (related to Old High German wunnia, German Wonne) + -sum -some1

ˈwinsomely adv



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