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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Just a few hours from bustling Los Angeles lies a desert outpost for the glamorous and elite. Charlotte Chilton, Town & Country, "What to Do on Your Next Trip to Palm Springs," 5 Mar. 2019 Marilyn Monroe, 1962 Beautiful, glamorous and doomed. Josh Hafner, USA TODAY, "11 Hollywood deaths still shrouded in mystery," 19 Apr. 2018 For Matt Bukowski, 32, walking meetings feel somewhat less glamorous. Te-ping Chen, WSJ, "When Bosses Call Walking Meetings, Some Employees Wish They’d Take a Hike," 19 Feb. 2019 Walking the red carpet at a glamorous event only to get called her sister's name is something that would exactly happen to Tahani, so that's why this moment with Jameela is so fitting. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, "E!'s Jameela Jamil "Insult" at the Golden Globes 2019 Was Actually Genius," 7 Jan. 2019 French couturier Hubert de Givenchy, who designed for some of the world's most glamorous women, including Jackie Kennedy, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, has died at the age of 91, the Associated Press reported. Susan Langenhennig,, "Designer Hubert de Givenchy, who dressed Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn, dies at 91," 12 Mar. 2018 Yes, musicians like Ally and Violet are glamorous and larger-than-life, but underneath the glitter and sequins is a beating heart. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "From Teen Spirit to A Star Is Born: What's With All the Movies About Pop Stars?," 19 Apr. 2019 The truly dedicated and glamorous can do it anywhere, anytime. Diana Nguyen, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Don’t You...Wear Head-to-Toe Gucci All Day, Every Day," 2 Apr. 2019 The clothing item is a wardrobe staple, and can easily be turned into something glamorous or fun. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Amandla Stenberg Wore a Black Gown to the London Premiere of "The Hate U Give"," 21 Oct. 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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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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to mark by some ceremony or observation

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