[ glam-er ]
/ ˈglæm ər /
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suggestive or full of glamour; glamorous: a glamour job in television; glamour stocks.
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Origin of glamour
First recorded in 1710–20; from Scots glamar, glamer, dissimilated variant of grammar in sense “occult learning”
usage note for glamour
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How to use glamour in a sentence
She grew up in New York City, a fan of old Hollywood glamor and fashion, which eventually led to her professional career.Barbara Tfank: The Red Carpet Radical|Erin Cunningham|March 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The glamor couple won't be without things to keep them busy.The Cheating German Baron|Stefan Theil|March 2, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The glamor of the situation, with his father as the recognized champion of labor, fitted smoothly into his own rebellious dreams.Mountain|Clement Wood
It came upon him suddenly that the sweet witchery, the glamor falling over him was—love.Jolly Sally Pendleton|Laura Jean Libbey
Little in touch with the true spirit of Christianity, it was easily led by the glamor of resounding phrases and classical figures.The War Upon Religion|Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
She saw all in the clear light of reason, not in the glamor of love, and her judgment condemned them both.Marion Arleigh's Penance|Charlotte M. Braeme
Strange is a Celtic landscape, far more moving, disturbing than the lovely glamor of Italy and Greece.Sea and Sardinia|D. H. Lawrence
British Dictionary definitions for glamour
sometimes US glamor
/ (ˈɡlæmə) /
charm and allure; fascination
- fascinating or voluptuous beauty, often dependent on artifice
- (as modifier)a glamour girl
archaic a magic spell; charm
Word Origin for glamour
C18: Scottish variant of grammar (hence a magic spell, because occult practices were popularly associated with learning)
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