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 Her rise to international stardom as a philanthropist and glamorous icon was heavily rooted in her approachable demeanor, kindness and rebellious spirit. Jorge Mitssunaga, CNN, 10 Oct. 2021 The long, hard and meandering grind of digging into your heart and finding your purpose and passion isn’t a story that is easily told, or glamorous and bitesize enough to put on a CD cover. Anna Lunoe, Billboard, 8 Oct. 2021 The show’s psychologically complex central anti-hero, Tony Soprano (the late James Gandolfini), wasn’t glamorous or flashy or cool, and the many acts of violence on the show, generally, weren’t either. Adam B. Vary, Variety, 4 Oct. 2021 The hotel’s luxury villas boast private pools, lounge chairs facing the sea and glamorous bedrooms, ideal for a relaxing honeymoon or chic summer getaway. Rosa Sanchez, Forbes, 22 Sep. 2021 Palm Beach Palm Beach's exclusive and glamorous lifestyle appeals to buyers looking to enjoy its world-class shopping and pristine beaches in a serene and sophisticated environment. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 20 Sep. 2021 The Star would be flanked on Sunset by two less-glamorous properties, the Hollywood Palms Inn & Suites motel and a mini-mall next to comfort food restaurant Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles. Los Angeles Times, 16 Sep. 2021 For their part, Mr. and Mrs. Bieber haven’t commented on the incident, instead opting to share fun and glamorous shots from the evening. Elizabeth Loga, Glamour, 15 Sep. 2021 The Met Gala, fashion’s most anticipated and glamorous red carpet event, took place on Monday (Sept. 13) and there’s a lot to unpack. Venesa Coger,, 15 Sep. 2021

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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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15 Oct 2021

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“Glamorous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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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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