glam·​or·​ous | \ ˈglam-rəs How to pronounce glamorous (audio) , ˈgla-mə- \
variants: or less commonly glamourous

Definition of glamorous

: full of glamour : excitingly attractive a glamorous actress a glamorous life

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Other Words from glamorous

glamorously adverb
glamorousness noun

Examples of glamorous in a Sentence

She looked glamorous in her formal black gown. She wore a glamorous black gown. A private investigator's job isn't as glamorous as people think.
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Recent Examples on the Web The people in this movie are glamorous and good-looking—Marcello Mastroianni in his slim suits and sunglasses; Anouk Aimée in her black cocktail dress; Anita Ekberg with a kitten on her head—but also notoriously alienated and miserable. A.o. Scott, ELLE Decor, "Critic A.O. Scott Reveals the Films He’d Happily Live In," 20 Apr. 2021 Famously placed on the wrists of the most glamorous, the most regal, the most elegant of women, the Tank actually has a more masculine origin story. Brynn Wallner, Harper's BAZAAR, "4 Iconic Watches to Know If You're Considering Investing," 16 Apr. 2021 Walter was casually glamorous and poised and sure of speech, an alumna of New York’s High School of Performing Arts and Sanford Meisner’s Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater. Los Angeles Times, "Appreciation: Jessica Walter, wickedly smart and smartly wicked, brought strength to the screen," 26 Mar. 2021 Some are glamorous and bejeweled, while others are decidedly understated. David Lyman, The Enquirer, "Weitzman shoes designed 'for effect, not comfort' on display at Taft Museum," 19 Feb. 2021 Anchorage’s investment has come with myriad perks for the 50-year-old Mr. Ulrich, a film and television buff who speaks about the glamorous legacy of MGM. Juliet Chung, WSJ, "It’s ‘No Time to Die’ for Hedge-Fund Manager Ulrich’s Big James Bond Bet," 11 Oct. 2020 By selecting just the most stunning shots and editing people out of the picture, the NHU creates an untouched parallel universe that’s undeniably glamorous—both beautiful and inaccessible. Emma Marris, The Atlantic, "The Wilderness in Nature Documentaries Is a Fantasyland," 12 Apr. 2021 Some are splurging on coming-out clothes—the fall collections were awash with retro-glamorous sequins and party-like-it’s-1999 minidresses for those so inclined. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Introducing Callas Milano—A Made-in-Italy Luxury Brand With Sustainable Bona Fides," 5 Apr. 2021 Parties there were among the most glamorous (and infamous) in town. Lesley M.m. Blume, Town & Country, "Inside Frank Gehry's Overhaul of Garden of Allah, L.A.’s Most Infamous Corner," 31 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of glamorous

1861, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glamorous

glamour + -ous

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30 Apr 2021

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“Glamorous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of glamorous

: very exciting and attractive : full of glamour


glam·​or·​ous | \ ˈgla-mə-rəs How to pronounce glamorous (audio) \

Kids Definition of glamorous

: very exciting and attractive glamorous travel a glamorous actress

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