noun Classical Mythology.

one of the Graces, married to Hephaestus.
singular of Charites.


[French sha-ree]




plural noun, singular Cha·ris [key-ris] /ˈkeɪ rɪs/.

the ancient Greek name for the Graces. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of charis

  • Then he put on a clean tunic, and went to join Charis and her guest.

  • By this means he passed the night in safety, according to the account we have from Charis.

  • Charis and Tyche were allegories, the latter having been represented sitting because happiness does not stand fast.

    History of Ancient Art

    Franz von Reber

  • Wasn't Charis a valiant general of the old Greeks, who sent him here, once on a time, to help the Byzantines?

  • The world would have forgotten General Charis, but for his wife Damalis, whom they have remembered these two thousand years.

British Dictionary definitions for charis




a river in N central Africa, rising in the N Central African Republic and flowing north to Lake Chad. Length: about 2250 km (1400 miles)
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