Definition of glamour in English:

glamour

Line breaks: glam|our
Pronunciation: /ˈglamə
 
/
(US also glamor)

noun

[mass noun]
  • 1An attractive or exciting quality that makes certain people or things seem appealing: the glamour of Monte Carlo
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    • She was glitz, glamour and pizzazz ripped from the headlines.
    • I am sure the meeting will have all its usual glitz and glamour, as well as plenty of exciting racing, and it could be a big fillip.
    • Our response is automatic because, like the rest of the world's population, we've been conditioned to believe that the television industry is all glitz and glamour.
    Synonyms
    allure, attraction, attractiveness, fascination, charm, enchantment, captivation, magic, romance, mystique, exoticism, spell; excitement, thrill, glitter, brilliance, the bright lights, the high life
    informal glitz, pizzazz, glam
  • 1.1Beauty or charm that is sexually attractive: pile hair up for evening glamour
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    • The show travels to nearly 200 cities around the world annually with the beauty, elegance, glamour and energy of a Broadway show.
    • There was so much of glamour, beauty and seduction in that dressing.
    • Whereas any black actress who wants to make it in Hollywood has to confront a world where glamour, beauty, sensuality and sexuality, desirability are always encoded as white.
    Synonyms
    beauty, allure, attractiveness, elegance, chic, style; charisma, charm, fascination, magnetism, seductiveness, desirability
    rare witchery
  • 1.2 [as modifier] Denoting or relating to sexually suggestive or mildly pornographic photography or publications: a glamour model
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    • The other side to Mark's job is the glamour photography, providing pictures of scantily-clad models for a number of men's titles.
    • She is a well-known glamour model who allows her photograph to appear in sex industry advertisements.
    • The photograph was of a well-known glamour model, taken and used with her consent.
  • 2 archaic Enchantment; magic: that maiden, made by glamour out of flowers

Origin

early 18th century (originally Scots in the sense 'enchantment, magic'): alteration of grammar. Although grammar itself was not used in this sense, the Latin word grammatica (from which it derives) was often used in the Middle Ages to mean 'scholarship, learning', including the occult practices popularly associated with learning.

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