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 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 Whether that means decking out your backyard with a glamorous, fringed hammock or packing a sportier option for day trips to your nearest national park, there are quite a few options to choose from. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Hammocks to Get Your Backyard Ready for Summer Staycations," 18 June 2020 Including a natural soapstone baking disc that disperses heat evenly, a stainless steel tray with handles, and a pizza cutter, this All-Clad set is a glamorous way to do pizza. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "How to have the ultimate pizza night at home," 17 June 2020 Two developments are enabling this: seamless payments on mobile phones; and the less glamorous technology of interbank micropayments. Samir Patil, Fortune, "How a ‘creator economy’ could help writers and artists triumph over Facebook and Google," 25 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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The first known use of glamorous was in 1861

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10 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Glamorous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 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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