Definitions: (1) innocently charming; engagingly sweet; attractive; (2) cheerful; merry

Derivation: Old English, “joy;” Anglo Saxon, “delightful”

• Let your life yield a sweet, winsome melody that this old world needs so desperately. Yes, you can if you will. — Charles Rozell Swindoll (1934-) American pastor & educator
• There is to the poetical sense a ravishing prophecy and winsome intimation in flowers that now and then, from the influence of mood of circumstance, reasserts itself like the reminiscence of childhood, or the spell of love. — Henry Theodore Tuckerman (1813–1871) American writer