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 Goldsberry will play Wickie, the glamorous, big-voiced star of the group back in the day. Rick Porter, Billboard, "Renée Elise Goldsberry Joins Sara Bareilles to Star in Tina Fey's Peacock Comedy," 2 Oct. 2020 After the 10-minute break for my four-hour New School class, an undergrad returned looking glamorous. Susan Shapiro, Wired, "What Teaching Online Classes Taught Me About Remote Learning," 22 Sep. 2020 This 5-star set comes in three soft and glamorous colorways and is machine-washable. Tanya Edwards, CNN Underscored, "All the best deals to shop during Wayfair’s Labor Day Sale," 6 Sep. 2020 In one of the glamorous new shots, the up-and-coming actress is the spitting image of the late royal in a purple strapless gown, matching scarf, and fluffy blonde bob. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Crown Shares First Photos of Princess Diana in Season 4," 29 Sep. 2020 With its whitewashed cottages and swim-up spa, GoldenEye, the glamorous hotel on Jamaica’s North Coast, has long been a romantic destination. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Where to Elope if You’re Considering Quietly Tying the Knot," 23 Sep. 2020 After all, what's more relatable than the now-universal need to obsessively sanitize, even at one of the most glamorous Hollywood events of the year? Cait Munro,, "This Emmy Awards Hand Sanitizer Is Aggressively 2020," 20 Sep. 2020 Both were evidence of the safety and social distancing norms that have added a certain degree of sobriety to the usually glamorous festival, the first international in-person film showcase after COVID-19 shut down the film industry in March. Nicole Winfield, Star Tribune, "Blanchett on Venice, virus and why lessons weren't learned," 2 Sep. 2020 While picking up trash isn't the most glamorous hobby, Sedaris had walked right into a potent combination of physical, psychological and environmental benefits. Jen Smith, CNN, "Planet-friendly activities that are good for your body and pandemic possible," 29 Aug. 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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14 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Glamorous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 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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