- 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
Related Words for glamourbeauty, color, charisma, allure, charm, prestige, enchantment, allurement, fascination, romance, attraction, magnetism, interest, appeal, razzle-dazzle, bewitchment, ravishment
Examples from the Web for glamour
Contemporary Examples of glamour
I said that mixture of glamour and vulnerability is potent, especially if you can sense the vulnerability.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination
December 26, 2014
If confidence and strength were instilled in her at a young age, glamour was something she pursued.Diane von Furstenberg: How I Learned to Love My Wrap Dress
October 27, 2014
The glamour of the seaside resort has long since been eclipsed by spectacular violence.Trading Dime Bags for Salvador Dali
October 19, 2014
Some on the Internet took umbrage with your comments to Glamour that your appearance has “never been my moneymaker.”Anna Kendrick on ‘Pitch Perfect 2,’ Drunken Horror Stories, and Singin’ Pharrell
July 24, 2014
Her Facebook page describes her as “an aspiring model looking to break into the world of glamour modelling.”When Fame Is the Reason for Abortion, Does That Make It Wrong?
April 30, 2014
Historical Examples of glamour
But—if indeed, you are dazzled by the glamour of a title—do not be too confident of his fealty.The Bacillus of Beauty
But what did anything matter, if the glamour of the Nile was in our blood?It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
Yet the fascinating possibility is like a taste for drink, or the glamour of cards.Meadow Grass
There is a mystery at the heart of the book that throws over it the glamour of romance.The Harbor
But the 'glamour' of the moon is not a mere poetic invention or a lover's fancy.Storyology
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 for glamour
Word Origin and History for glamour
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.