glam·​or·​ous | \ˈglam-rəs, 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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Hotels may claim their beds are amazing, but the reality is less glamorous. Christopher Elliott, The Seattle Times, "‘Like sleeping on a bed of nails’: What to do when hotel-mattress hype doesn’t match reality," 30 July 2018 Now known as glamping — short for glamorous camping — the hybrid of camp and resort has exploded, bringing a wave of new glamping destinations this year in a variety of price ranges. Elaine Glusac, New York Times, "Glamping Slips Into the Mainstream," 15 June 2018 Never before has pumping been so glamorous, but this is probably not the first comedy of errors that hinges on missing breast milk. Kenzie Bryant, Vanities, "Scarlett Johansson Tells the Story of an Oscar-Night Breast-Milk Caper," 6 Feb. 2017 Despite casual phone calls from pop stars and her seeming ubiquity at the world’s most glamorous events, Wyatt is, deep down, a homebody. Kate Donnelly, Town & Country, "At Home with Texas Philanthropist Lynn Wyatt," 19 Oct. 2018 Think of it as America’s most glamorous voting guide for the upcoming mid-terms. Lizz Winstead, Allure, "Why I'm Using Comedy to Fight for Reproductive Rights," 19 Oct. 2018 Farren and Riley agreed to put aside their differences and partner up on Farren’s, the most glamorous nightclub and casino in the Badlands. Maura Elizabeth Cunningham, WSJ, "‘City of Devils’ Review: Chicago on the Huangpu," 13 July 2018 Their music captures the sound of 1940s and ’50s Cuba, when the country was one of the world’s most glamorous destinations and an epicenter of music and culture. New York Times, "13 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 5 July 2018 Behind the image of Napa Valley’s lush wealth have been decades of contentious infighting over its rise as the nation’s most glamorous farming enclave. Mike Dunne, sacbee, "Divisive referendum seeks to limit vineyard growth in storied Napa Valley | The Sacramento Bee," 23 May 2018

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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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The first known use of glamorous was in 1861

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English Language Learners Definition of glamorous

: very exciting and attractive : full of glamour


glam·​or·​ous | \ˈgla-mə-rəs \

Kids Definition of glamorous

: very exciting and attractive glamorous travel a glamorous actress

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