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 One of this summer's more glamorous free agents, Brazil international Dani Alves has already been linked with a number of top-six sides in the Premier League., "9 Emergency Full-Back Targets for Liverpool Following Nathaniel Clyne Injury," 25 July 2019 Her bride, the model who typically wears the most glamorous look of the lot, appeared ready for a good night’s sleep in a pink silk robe and PJs. Channing Hargrove,, "Chanel’s Library Slyly Reads The Couture Industry," 3 July 2019 The victim was white, glamorous and supremely well connected. Margalit Fox,, "Dovey Johnson Roundtree, barrier-breaking lawyer, 104," 23 May 2018 Isabela also shared a few more pics in her post, including one of herself and her brother by their mother's hospital bed and one of her mother looking glamorous and happy in a red dress. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Isabela Moner Speaks Out About Her Mom's Battle Against Breast Cancer," 7 Sep. 2019 For starters, the British House of Lords once debated whether the ITV program made smoking look too glamorous after the show aired multiple scenes of the contestants smoking. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Why ‘Love Island’ Is Already So Controversial Ahead of Its U.S.A. Premiere," 9 July 2019 Kris, looking glamorous in a sheer white turtleneck paired with an intense smokey eye, now has bangs. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Kris Jenner Got an Unexpected Hair Transformation With Long '60s Bangs," 8 Jan. 2019 Nothing terribly glamorous, but necessary fixes for the foundation of what is to come. Nicole Brodeur, The Seattle Times, "With one large check, Delridge’s Youngstown Cultural Arts Center feels validated," 23 July 2019 Click ahead to see the complete list of every star who donned their Met Gala best for a cameo in the uber-glamorous caper., "All The Glamorous Celebrity Cameos In Ocean’s 8," 8 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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27 Oct 2019

Cite this Entry

“Glamorous.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 2019.

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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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