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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

Other Words from alluring

alluringly adverb
smiled alluringly an alluringly colorful display

Examples of alluring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The premium materials and distinctive contrasting colors make the passenger cabin one of the most alluring on the market today. Michael Harley, Forbes, 1 July 2022 Some of the most alluring promises made 10 years ago — that pragmatic candidates would prevail over partisans, for example — have failed to materialize. John Myers, Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2022 Chances are, the raw fish dish at Art and Soul — ruby-colored tuna strewn with fried shallots, the plate garnished with precise dots of avocado puree — is among the most alluring. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 3 June 2022 Of all the different spaces within the CIVILIAN that pay tribute to the neighborhood’s most important industry, however, there’s one that might be the most alluring. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, 16 May 2022 After taking in the sights at La Sagrada Familia and Park Güell this summer, a stay at the Barcelona Edition will grant you access to one of the city’s most alluring nightspots. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 15 Apr. 2022 Through Bale’s wit and Robbie’s effortless American accent the trailer gears audiences up for an alluring and electric story featuring three friends who are said to have altered the course of human history. Carys Douglas, Rolling Stone, 6 July 2022 This month, Xbox Game Pass quietly announced a weird but alluring addition to its service: House Flipper. Matt Gardner, Forbes, 5 July 2022 Williams gives an expansive and alluring account of the Cape’s heyday. Talya Zax, The Atlantic, 26 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of alluring

1534, in the meaning defined above

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“Alluring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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