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 Vacations will be more enjoyable and glamorous if taken in August. oregonlive, "Horoscope for Feb. 9, 2020: Taurus, enjoy romantic interludes; Gemini, forgive and forget," 9 Feb. 2020 There's also the important annual selection of Carnival Queen, which is one of the main events, where candidates parade around on a stage in the most glamorous and heavy costumes in hopes of winning the crown. Shauna Beni, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Guide to the Wildest Carnival Celebrations Around the World," 31 Jan. 2020 Either way, the ensemble was glamorous and befitted her fashion maven reputation. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, "Blake Lively Sports a Dusty-Pink Trench Coat and Falconry Gloves," 27 Jan. 2020 Her Ramona, a scheming strip club dancer, is the center of gravity of the film’s cautionary tale—a multifaceted character who’s both glamorous and petulant, and meant to elicit both admiration and wariness from the audience. Time, "The Biggest Snubs and Surprises of the 2020 Oscar Nominations," 13 Jan. 2020 In a sea of celebrities celebrating Thanksgiving in the most glamorous and extra of ways, Katie Holmes remains your celebrity BFF and ours. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Katie Holmes' Thanksgiving Celebration Was a Game of Two Halves," 29 Nov. 2019 There’s no blood or gore, and the witches are both comedic and glamorous. Anna Gragert, Glamour, "The Story Behind Hocus Pocus’s Iconic Costumes," 31 Oct. 2019 These gradients and features in natural materials—for example, in green malachite or onyx, which is natural yet glamorous, same for boucle and textured silk. Vogue, "8 Interior Design Predictions For 2020 (And What's On Its Way Out)," 30 Dec. 2019 Self-driving-car projects might be more glamorous, but health care has also benefited from a rush to apply recent developments in AI. Tom Simonite, Wired, "The AI Doctor Will See You Now," 21 Dec. 2019

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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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17 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Glamorous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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How to pronounce glamorous (audio)

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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