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 Kim Kardashian West gave her followers an inside look at her makeup for the day on Thursday, sharing some glamorous clips on her Instagram Stories two days after returning to Los Angeles from Wyoming. Ashley Boucher,, "Kim Kardashian Shares Glamorous Pics After Returning to Los Angeles from Seeing Kanye West in Wyoming," 30 July 2020 Seven Beckham was the genius behind the glamorous photo. Rasha Ali, USA TODAY, "Brooklyn Beckham is engaged to Nicola Peltz: 'I am the luckiest man in the world'," 12 July 2020 In the south of France, along a corridor between Cannes and Monaco, glamorous hotels have played host to glittery guests for decades. Tanvi Chheda, Travel + Leisure, "The Top 5 Resort Hotels in France," 8 July 2020 The birthday girl looked glamorous with cascading red hair, a pink birthday sash and a dazzling smile. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Erykah Badu And The D.O.C. Celebrate Their Daughter Puma's 16th Birthday," 6 July 2020 Please understand that running a restaurant isn’t glamorous. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "'Running a restaurant isn't glamorous.' How 3 Camp Taylor restaurants see their new normal," 30 June 2020 New York City is known for its glamorous summer internship programs with big names like Vogue and Morgan Stanley. Anne Kadet, WSJ, "Young New Yorkers Carve Out a Career—From a Graveyard," 30 June 2020 Influencers often post glamorous content — images, videos, captions — with the help of professional photographers. Zayna Syed, Dallas News, "COVID-19 is forcing social media influencers to change their approach to business," 25 June 2020 Last year Christine Dell’Amore was on a glamorous assignment. National Geographic, "Epsiode 2: The Unstoppable Wily Coyote," 23 June 2020

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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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3 Aug 2020

Cite this Entry

“Glamorous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 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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