Definition of alluring in English:

alluring

Pronunciation /əˈlo͝oriNG/ /əˈlʊrɪŋ/

adjective

  • Powerfully and mysteriously attractive or fascinating; seductive.

    ‘the town offers alluring shops and restaurants’
    • ‘Madeline had chosen a tasteful yet alluring little black dress for Elizabeth to wear.’
    • ‘Such entertainments offered alluring images of appealing stars surrounded by an abundance of consumer goods.’
    • ‘Jane smiled at him with a newly found boldness that he found very alluring.’
    • ‘I'm looking forward to getting a real taste of this incredibly alluring lifestyle.’
    • ‘You go to a newsagent and there are pictures of women in very alluring poses.’
    • ‘Becky, working as a governess, resorts to her good looks and alluring personality to move up in society.’
    • ‘They strike poses, flash winning smiles and try to make themselves look as alluring as possible.’
    • ‘The idea of sharing Christmas cheer surrounded by warm sands and crashing surf sounded wonderfully alluring.’
    • ‘The petals felt as satiny as my aunt's wedding gown, and smelled as alluring as her perfume.’
    • ‘This story tells of a renowned German music professor who falls in love with an alluring Brazilian woman whom he met on Atlantic Avenue in Copacabana.’
    • ‘She had to remember that he was as dangerous as he was alluring.’
    • ‘The census report and the Great Exhibition of 1851 offered the alluring prospect that Britain would become rich.’
    • ‘When the lighting is right, beautiful houses look even more alluring at night than they do during the day.’
    • ‘This is the perfect time of the year to travel to what has to be one of the world's most exotic and alluring islands.’
    enticing, tempting, attractive, appealing, fetching, inviting, glamorous, captivating, seductive
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Pronunciation

alluring

/əˈlo͝oriNG/ /əˈlʊrɪŋ/