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 Parties there were among the most glamorous (and infamous) in town. Lesley M.m. Blume, Town & Country, "Inside Frank Gehry's Overhaul of Garden of Allah, L.A.’s Most Infamous Corner," 31 Mar. 2021 If a life can be encapsulated within a single day, that 1951 appearance in Washington was pitch perfect Virginia Hill -- glamorous, brutal, cunning, and charming. al, "Virginia Hill, Alabama-born mob queen, testified before US Senate 70 years ago," 16 Mar. 2021 Readers need a human face to attach to the science, and Doudna, who, along with Charpentier, recently won the Nobel Prize for CRISPR, is the most glamorous character in the field. Washington Post, "The fierce scientific rivalry over a powerful gene-editing technology," 12 Mar. 2021 The disco legend inspires us to not just make an arrival, but to also announce it in the most glamorous way possible. Natalie Maher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Women Write the Most Empowering Music—​and These Songs Prove It," 8 Mar. 2021 The Atelier Versace ensemble was sultry, glamorous, and made a statement—characteristics that definitely fit Cher’s MO. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, "Dua Lipa Channels Cher at the 2021 Grammy Awards," 15 Mar. 2021 Chanel’s effortlessly cool girl is always eccentric and glamorous. Cécilia Pelloux, Forbes, "CHANEL Fall Winter 2021/22 Ready To Wear Collection Filmed At Castel In St Germain Des Près," 12 Mar. 2021 An appealing alternative to the standard sequin dress, Echegui’s silver crop top and skirt combination was modern and glamorous. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "This Week, the Best Dressed Stars Went the Extra Mile," 8 Mar. 2021 That culture centered on the remote and glamorous figures of maestros and divas. Jonathan Gharraie, The Atlantic, "Can Caroline Shaw Make Classical Cool?," 13 Feb. 2021

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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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“Glamorous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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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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