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[glam-er-uh s] /ˈglæm ər əs/
full of glamour; charmingly or fascinatingly attractive, especially in a mysterious or magical way.
full of excitement, adventure, and unusual activity:
the glamorous job of a foreign correspondent.
Origin of glamorous
1935-40; glamor + -ous
Related forms
glamorously, glamourously, adverb
glamorousness, glamourousness, noun
ultraglamorous, adjective
unglamorous, adjective
unglamorously, adverb
unglamorousness, noun
unglamourous, adjective
unglamourously, adverb
unglamourousness, noun
1. captivating, beguiling, fascinating, alluring, bewitching. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for glamorous
  • Preparing notes and bibliographies in a consistent style has long been one of the less glamorous tasks of academic writing.
  • Arrange small light weight mirrors grid-style for a glamorous regency-style look in the bedroom.
  • The glamorous brown foal jumped over the lazy cosmonaut.
  • Interviewing people about their food poisoning symptoms isn't a glamorous job.
  • Given their glamorous appearance and considerable cachet, orchids make impressive gifts.
  • Not so long ago, owning a car dealership seemed somewhat glamorous.
  • It is filmed in some of those glamorous places that movie crews often visit and you seldom do.
  • The memory of the glamorous carriages, sumptuous cuisine, and personal service will stay with you forever.
  • It may not be as glamorous as other efforts, but it is a surely a super sustainable idea.
  • It ain't pretty, it ain't easy, and it ain't glamorous.
British Dictionary definitions for glamorous


possessing glamour; alluring and fascinating: a glamorous career
beautiful and smart, esp in a showy way: a glamorous woman
Derived Forms
glamorously, glamourously, adverb
glamorousness, glamourousness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for glamorous

1882, from glamor + -ous. Related: Glamorously.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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