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Meaning of GLAMOUR

Pronunciation:  'glamur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  alluring beauty or charm (often with sex-appeal)
  2. [v]  cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
 

GLAMOUR is a 7 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: bewitch, enchant, glamor, hex, jinx, witch
 
 See Also: beauty, becharm, charm, spell, voodoo

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Gla"mour\, n. [Scot. glamour, glamer; cf. Icel.
gl['a]meggdr one who is troubled with the glaucoma (?); or
Icel. gl[=a]m-s?ni weakness of sight, glamour; gl[=a]mr name
of the moon, also of a ghost + s?ni sight akin to E. see.
Perh., however, a corruption of E. gramarye.]
1. A charm affecting the eye, making objects appear different
   from what they really are.

2. Witchcraft; magic; a spell. --Tennyson.

3. A kind of haze in the air, causing things to appear
   different from what they really are.

         The air filled with a strange, pale glamour that
         seemed to lie over the broad valley.  --W. Black.

4. Any artificial interest in, or association with, an
   object, through which it appears delusively magnified or
   glorified.

{Glamour gift}, {Glamour might}, the gift or power of
   producing a glamour. The former is used figuratively, of
   the gift of fascination peculiar to women.

         It had much of glamour might To make a lady seem a
         knight.                               --Sir W.
                                               Scott.

 
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