allurement

[uh-loo r-muh nt]

noun

fascination; charm.
the means of alluring.
the act or process of alluring.

Nearby words

  1. allspice,
  2. allston,
  3. allston, washington,
  4. allude,
  5. allure,
  6. alluring,
  7. alluringly,
  8. allusion,
  9. allusive,
  10. allusively

Origin of allurement

First recorded in 1540–50; allure1 + -ment

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Word Origin and History for allurement

allurement

n.

1540s, "means of alluring;" see allure + -ment. Meaning "act of alluring" is recorded from 1560s.

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