- the quality of fascinating, alluring, or attracting, especially by a combination of charm and good looks.
- excitement, adventure, and unusual activity: the glamour of being an explorer.
- magic or enchantment; spell; witchery.
- suggestive or full of glamour; glamorous: a glamour job in television; glamour stocks.
Origin of glamour
Examples from the Web for glamor
The glamor couple won't be without things to keep them busy.The Cheating German Baron
March 2, 2011
That all this virility and nubility and glamor is pure coincidence?Masters of Space
Edward Elmer Smith
To her it had all the glamor of a childhood home in summer time.A Daughter of the Middle Border
As I approached the shore the glamor lent by distance disappeared.Where the Strange Trails Go Down
E. Alexander Powell
Priests have a manifest interest in maintaining this glamor.Flowers of Freethought
George W. Foote
It dimmed the glamor of romance which seemed to surround him like a halo.Georgina of the Rainbows
Annie Fellows Johnston
sometimes US glamor
- charm and allure; fascination
- fascinating or voluptuous beauty, often dependent on artifice
- (as modifier)a glamour girl
- archaic a magic spell; charm
Word Origin and History for glamor
chiefly U.S. alternative spelling of glamour (q.v.). Related: Glamorous; glamorously.
1720, Scottish, "magic, enchantment" (especially in phrase to cast the glamor), a variant of Scottish gramarye "magic, enchantment, spell," alteration of English grammar (q.v.) with a medieval sense of "any sort of scholarship, especially occult learning." Popularized by the writings of Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832). Sense of "magical beauty, alluring charm" first recorded 1840.
1814, from glamour (n.). Related: Glamoured; glamouring.