1An attractive or exciting quality that makes certain people or things seem appealing.‘the glamour of Monte Carlo’
allure, attraction, attractiveness, fascination, charm, enchantment, captivation, magic, romance, mystique, exoticism, spellView synonyms
- ‘the glamour days of Old Hollywood’
- 1.1Beauty or charm that is sexually attractive.‘pile hair up for evening glamour’
beauty, allure, attractiveness, elegance, chic, styleView synonyms
- ‘George had none of his brother's glamour’
- 1.2British as modifier Denoting or relating to sexually suggestive or mildly pornographic photography or publications.
- ‘a glamour model’
2 archaic Enchantment; magic.
- ‘that maiden, made by glamour out of flowers’
Early 18th century (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.