glam·​or·​ous ˈgla-mə-rəs How to pronounce glamorous (audio)
variants or less commonly glamourous
: full of glamour : excitingly attractive
a glamorous actress
a glamorous life
glamorously adverb
glamorousness noun

Example Sentences

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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Word History


glamour + -ous

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glamorous was in 1861

Dictionary Entries Near glamorous

Cite this Entry

“Glamorous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition


variants also glamourous
: excitingly attractive : full of glamour
glamorously adverb
glamorousness noun

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