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glamour

noun glam·our \ˈgla-mər\

Simple Definition of glamour

  • : a very exciting and attractive quality

Full Definition of glamour

  1. 1 :  a magic spell <the girls appeared to be under a glamour — Llewelyn Powys>

  2. 2 :  an exciting and often illusory and romantic attractiveness <the glamour of Hollywood>; especially :  alluring or fascinating attraction —often used attributively <glamour stock> <glamour girls> <whooping cranes and … other glamour birds — R. T. Peterson>

glamour transitive verb
glam·our·less play \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of glamour

  1. She left her hometown, attracted to the glamour of the big city.

  2. an acting career filled with glitz and glamour

  3. the glamour of the movie business



Variants of glamour

also glam·or play \ˈgla-mər\

Origin of glamour

Scots glamour, alteration of English grammar; from the popular association of erudition with occult practices


First Known Use: 1715



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