Definition of allure in English:

allure

Line breaks: al¦lure
Pronunciation: /əˈljʊə
 
, əˈljɔː/

noun

[mass noun]

verb

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Derivatives

allurement

noun
More example sentences
  • It was held that the attractive-looking berries constituted an allurement to children for which the defendants were liable.
  • I was walking with some girlfriends one sunny day and the conversation drifted around to what one thing we would wish for to make us feel better about our physical allurements.
  • The law prohibits conversion from one religion to another by ‘the use of force or allurement or by fraudulent means’.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'tempt, entice'): from Old French aleurier 'attract', from a- (from Latin ad 'to') + luere 'a lure' (originally a falconry term).

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