Glamor



[glam-er] /ˈglæm ər/

noun
1.
the quality of fascinating, alluring, or attracting, especially by a combination of charm and good looks.
2.
excitement, adventure, and unusual activity:
the glamour of being an explorer.
3.
magic or enchantment; spell; witchery.
adjective
4.
suggestive or full of glamour; glamorous:
a glamour job in television; glamour stocks.
/ˈɡlæmə/
noun
1.
charm and allure; fascination
2.

3.
(archaic) a magic spell; charm

chiefly U.S. alternative spelling of glamour (q.v.). Related: Glamorous; glamorously.
n.

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.
v.

1814, from glamour (n.). Related: Glamoured; glamouring.

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