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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The Hermitage Hotel is a regal staple, where one almost feels that time has been turned back to a more glamorous era. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 19 Best Places to Travel in 2019," 10 Jan. 2019 While Mitchell’s more glamorous side was played out in her personal office, the rest of the space had a more neutral approach. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "An Exclusive Look Inside Shay Mitchell’s Stunning Office Remodel," 4 Sep. 2018 There may be local fundraisers that are more glamorous, but there's not one that is any wilder than the annual Beastly Ball that benefits the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn., or GLAZA. David Laurell,, "On the Town: Beastly Ball raises funds for L.A. Zoo," 22 May 2018 The gilded entrance immediately transports visitors to a more glamorous era of travel, while still offering more bang for your buck than other downtown stays—rooms are spacious, beds are plush, and decor is old fashioned without being dated. Kristin Luna, Condé Nast Traveler, "12 Best Hotels in Nashville," 27 Feb. 2018 Oliver Peoples Bianka Sunglasses To complete any warm-weather look, Oliver Peoples makes the most flattering cat-eye shape, a subtle yet glamorous style. Laura Stoloff, WSJ, "Senior Market Editor Laura Stoloff’s Holiday Gift Guide: Destination Style," 12 Dec. 2018 As well as being the most glamorous and somewhat extra pair of A-listers, J.Lo and A.Rod still have a great sense of humor—as proved by the new Instagram video that the ex-baseball star posted this weekend. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Jennifer Lopez Got Hilariously Pranked by Boyfriend Alex Rodriguez, and She Had the Best Reaction," 26 Nov. 2018 In showing the ways Tucker’s life both attracts and hurts Jewel, The Old Man & the Gun suggests that thieves can be fascinating and cruel, glamorous and deadly, charming and loving and incapable of really being connected to anyone. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Robert Redford bids farewell to the silver screen in the pitch-perfect The Old Man & the Gun," 28 Sep. 2018 Forget fancy houses and high-design benches—the next big use for 3D printing is far less glamorous and far more practical. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Marines 3D printed an entire concrete barrack in less than two days," 19 Sep. 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 How to pronounce glamorous (audio) \

Kids Definition of glamorous

: very exciting and attractive glamorous travel a glamorous actress

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