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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Check out some images from the galas of yesteryear before the glamorous and glitzy event this evening. Alexandra Meeks, CNN, 2 May 2022 Welker agrees, stating while the dinner is glamorous and exciting, the public misses the emphasis on mentoring and supporting the next generation of journalists. Essence, 29 Apr. 2022 Others were sent on modeling shoots — though those often turned out to be far less glamorous and professional than promised. Lanford Beard,, 28 Feb. 2022 The Niners became one of the NFL’s most glamorous and successful franchises under Walsh’s leadership, and his influence lives on. Steve Silverman, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2022 This story of Los Angeles’ 1930s era of gambling boats — and Tony Cornero, the underworld boss at the center of the action — is a portal to another version of the city, one that’s glamorous and seedy. Los Angeles Times, 19 Nov. 2021 Pugh plays a happy housewife, one who becomes increasingly suspicious that her husband’s glamorous company may be hiding disturbing secrets. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 26 Apr. 2022 On the shores of Montecito, California, Rosewood Miramar Beach is a glamorous addition to FTG’s annual Star Awards, laying claim to Santa Barbara’s only Five-Star spa. Jennifer Kester, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 Christopher Bohan, Jourdan Lewanda and Nicole Sumlin fully inhabit the roles of Vanya the incurable schlub, Sonia the underappreciated maiden, and Ella, the glamorous outsider on whom almost everyone has a crush. Zachary Lewis, cleveland, 25 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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12 May 2022

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“Glamorous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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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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