- very attractive or tempting; enticing; seductive.
- fascinating; charming.
Origin of alluring
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Examples from the Web for alluringly
Might their melodies not strike freshly and alluringly on the ear to-day?A Boswell of Baghdad
E. V. Lucas
She turned her bewitching face and smiled at him alluringly.Frank Merriwell's Son
Burt L. Standish
It was a very nice-looking kid, and it frisked and gambolled most alluringly.Under the Red Crescent
Charles S. Ryan
This was, however, at present, by no means of an alluringly agreeable character.Buckskin Mose
"We have a daughter living in Chicago," said Mrs. March, alluringly.The March Family Trilogy, Complete
William Dean Howells
- enticing; fascinating; attractive
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Word Origin and History for alluringly
1530s, "action of attracting," verbal noun from allure (v.).
"appealing to desires," 1570s, present participle adjective from allure (v.). Related: Alluringly.
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