al·​lur·​ing | \ ə-ˈlu̇r-iŋ How to pronounce alluring (audio) \

Definition of alluring

: having a strongly attractive or enticing quality an alluring smile/aroma an alluring prospect Her appeal for him was that of the frail and alluring woman.— Edna Ferber

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Other Words from alluring

alluringly adverb
smiled alluringly an alluringly colorful display

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These discussions will take place over the next few years, but the possibility of going to an interstellar object could be quite alluring. Jonathan O'callaghan, Scientific American, "European Comet Interceptor Could Visit an Interstellar Object," 24 June 2019 In Sanford, trade the bread for a skillet at Sanford Brewing Company (400 Sanford Ave. in Sanford; 407-732-6419), where the taco and bacon mac options are always alluring — just ask my daughter. Amy Drew Thompson,, "Myriad options await National Cheese Day revelers in Central Florida," 4 June 2019 The lineup promises a fantastic array of acoustic and electric works, installations and interactive events, with attendees free to move through the gardens, alcoves and antechambers of the always-alluring Chapel. Georgia Rowe, The Mercury News, "Eclectic annual ‘Garden of Memory’ concert returns to Oakland’s Chapel of the Chimes," 18 June 2019 Hayes’ measurables are a sweet, alluring nectar for pro scouts and coaches. Nick Moyle,, "Texas’ Jaxson Hayes could be top 10 pick in NBA draft," 18 June 2019 Entering the world of teen drama might be the right next move and Cunning is beyond fitting for the character of Sabine, who is essentially a siren for Elodie, alluring and potentially the thing that tempts her into danger. Ariana Brockington,, "Trinkets' Sabine Is A Real Singer, Which Explains Why Her Songs Are So Good," 15 June 2019 To accommodate them, the publishing industry got to work shaping a correspondingly alluring discourse around summer reading. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, "The Invention of the “Beach Read”," 14 June 2019 Civil-rights and privacy advocates also called the theft of the information a sign that the government's growing database of identifying imagery had become an alluring target for hackers and cybercriminals. Anchorage Daily News, "Photos of travelers taken in data breach, Customs and Border Protection says," 11 June 2019 What makes the Crispr gene-editing approach in the dog study so alluring to many in the field is the prospect of tackling the underlying genetic cause of Duchenne. Amy Dockser Marcus, WSJ, "Crispr Used to Repair Gene Mutation in Dogs With Muscular Dystrophy," 30 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of alluring

1534, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of alluring was in 1534

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English Language Learners Definition of alluring

: very attractive : having a quality that attracts people

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