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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More views from the glamorous lives of pro athletes. Scott Horner, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana Fever make the best of travel issues from Seattle to Indianapolis," 24 June 2019 The author was also famous for living a glamorous life that paralleled that of her characters. NBC News, "Steamy romance novelist Judith Krantz dies at 91," 23 June 2019 The Parc des Princes, one of European soccer’s great cathedrals, awaits the world’s most glamorous women’s team — and more than 40,000 fans who will join them in the City of Lights. Jonathan Tannenwald,, "Women’s World Cup 2019: Top games to watch in the group stage," 6 June 2019 Even stars with completely glamorous-seeming lives have had their dark moments. Sophie Saint Thomas, Allure, "8 Celebrities Who Have Opened Up About Their Mental Health Struggles," 5 Apr. 2018 Her mother, who’s African American, is glamorous, and obsessed with being a social media influencer., "‘Trinkets’: Portland-filmed Netflix teen drama is totally binge-worthy (review)," 11 June 2019 In concept, the Lakers are as glamorous as enterprises come—a storied franchise in the NBA’s flagship market led by LeBron James. Rob Mahoney,, "After Year of Turmoil, Lakers Look Ready to Contend," 15 June 2019 In multiple shots throughout the video, Cardi can be seen breastfeeding while looking as glamorous as ever. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Women Are Praising Cardi B for Breastfeeding in Her New Music Video," 21 Dec. 2018 Though the event, begun by Elizabeth Taylor in an effort to raise money for the fight against AIDS, was outwardly as glamorous as ever, the atmosphere at the luxurious Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc was off-kilter. Amy Kaufman,, "The first Cannes Film Festival after Harvey Weinstein's downfall struggled with its place in the #MeToo era," 22 May 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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