glam·​or·​ous ˈgla-mə-rəs How to pronounce glamorous (audio)
variants or less commonly glamourous
: full of glamour : excitingly attractive
a glamorous actress
a glamorous life
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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Word History


glamour + -ous

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glamorous was in 1861

Dictionary Entries Near glamorous

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“Glamorous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


variants also glamourous
: excitingly attractive : full of glamour
glamorously adverb
glamorousness noun

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