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Definition of alluring

: having a strongly attractive or enticing quality an alluring smile/aroma an alluring prospect Her appeal for him was that of the frail and alluring woman.— Edna Ferber

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Other Words from alluring

alluringly adverb
smiled alluringly an alluringly colorful display

Examples of alluring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Or simply head to the hotel’s Daniel’s Grill/Fireside Bar or the WYLD Terrace for alfresco drinks, crisp air and more alluring views. Jennifer Kester, Forbes, 6 Oct. 2021 But when the scale was transposed onto hip-hop drums and synth pads, the result was disconcerting and alluring—and the world couldn’t get enough. Andrew R. Chow, Time, 23 Aug. 2021 The conceit established, Kasulke turns to more alluring tasks: cataloguing types of Slack users, parsing the app’s tonal shifts, and satirizing the inanity of office life. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 23 Sep. 2021 This was more a financial speculation frenzy than a pure mania for the bulb itself, but there had to be something alluring about the tulip to have caused such a ruinous bubble. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2021 Each of the 108 rooms and suites at this alluring Anguilla refuge comes with spacious verandas or balconies overlooking the crystal-clear waters of Maundays Bay. Jennifer Kester, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 Three items spotlight beautifully attached gems, including sapphire and emerald, that catch natural alluring hues in the light. Greg Emmanuel, Essence, 13 Sep. 2021 Read on for more on readers' pick for first place, Cape Town's alluring Cape Grace. Lila Battis, Travel + Leisure, 8 Sep. 2021 Sheraton Downtown Denver’s recent $80 million transformation has created an urban oasis with an alluring rooftop pool, sleek decor, massive fitness center, fireside conversation nooks and a super-cool skybridge. Robin Soslow, Chron, 8 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of alluring

1534, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of alluring was in 1534

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“Alluring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of alluring

: very attractive : having a quality that attracts people

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