Definition of glamour noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (North American English also glamor) noun
    BrE BrE//ˈɡlæmə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlæmər//
    [uncountable] Describing clothes
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  1. 1the attractive and exciting quality that makes a person, a job or a place seem special, often because of wealth or status hopeful young actors and actresses dazzled by the glamour of Hollywood Now that she's a flight attendant, foreign travel has lost its glamour for her. See related entries: Describing clothes
  2. 2physical beauty that also suggests wealth or success Ireland's top fashion model added a touch of glamour to the event.
  3. Word Originearly 18th cent. (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.Extra examples Her long dark hair lent her a certain glamour. Jumbo jets somehow lack the glamour of the transatlantic liner. Several film stars were invited to add a touch of glamour to the occasion. Hopeful young actors are drawn by the glamour of Hollywood. Now that she’s a stewardess, foreign travel has lost its glamour for her.

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