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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The less-glamorous stats are there, too — a league-high 48 walks and a 4.66 ERA. Chapel Fowler, charlotteobserver, "White Sox prospect Michael Kopech stopped listening, went from struggling to sizzling," 27 June 2018 But what about less glamorous, more modest housing developments? George Skelton,, "If Steve Ballmer can get regulatory relief to build a new Clippers arena, why not the little guys?," 25 June 2018 To that list, add a slightly less glamorous entry: what a judge has called one of the largest Ponzi schemes in history. The Economist, "A judge blames many parties in the Gulf’s biggest-ever corporate scandal," 9 June 2018 The police officers’ statements also show the less-glamorous side of Reed’s public spending, with more than $1,500 in charges for meals at restaurants like Waffle House, Wing Depot, Popeyes Chicken, Chick-fil-A and Starbucks. Dan Klepal, ajc, "Meals, laundry and a Vegas fight: bodyguards used city cards for Reed," 23 May 2018 Also, keep an eye on which of the returnees looks improved in the less-glamorous role of run-blocking on the edge, a key to an improved run game this fall. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State football: Spartans' spring game scouting report," 6 Apr. 2018 The shadow of a witch materializes on a wall, which parts to reveal a glamorous, raven-haired woman (Rachel Oliveros Catalano) in an iridescent green gown. Daryl H. Miller,, "Review: A life told in tall tales; 'Big Fish' at the Chance Theater," 12 July 2018 The unusual homage by Gaultier to one of the world’s dirtiest, and most glamorous, habits made for a typically tongue-in-cheek collection of 73 varied looks. Washington Post, "Standing ovation at Valentino caps Paris couture week," 4 July 2018 Which brings us to Plum's story: The character receives another layer of oppression from her boss, a glamorous, narcissistic editor named Kitty (played with delicious camp by Julianna Margulies). Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "The Women of Dietland Are Fed Up and "Fat"—And It's Glorious to Watch," 1 June 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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