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also glam·or  (glăm′ər)
1. Exciting or mysterious attractiveness usually associated with striking physical beauty, luxury, or celebrity.
2. Archaic Magic cast by a spell; enchantment.

[Scots, magic spell, alteration of grammar (from the association of learning with magic).]
Usage Note: Many words, such as honor, vapor, and labor, are usually spelled with an -or ending in American English but with an -our ending in British English. The preferred spelling of glamour, however, is -our, making it an exception to the usual American practice. The adjective is more often spelled glamorous in both American and British usage.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glamor - alluring beauty or charm (often with sex-appeal)glamor - alluring beauty or charm (often with sex-appeal)
beauty - the qualities that give pleasure to the senses


also glamor


(ˈglӕmə) (American) glamor noun
1. the often false or superficial beauty or charm which attracts. the glamour of a career in films.
2. great beauty or charm, achieved with the aid of make-up, beautiful clothes etc. the glamour of film stars.
ˈglamorize, ˈglamorise verb
to make glamorous. This film attempts to glamorize war.
ˈglamorous adjective
having glamour.
ˈglamorously adverb

glamour, noun, ends in -our.
glamorous, adjective is spelt with -or-.
References in classic literature ?
The whole poem blazes with color, it glows and gleams with the glamor of fairyland.
The morning was a cup filled with mist and glamor. In the corner near her was a rich surprise of new-blown, crystal-dewed roses.
One can be enthusiastic in one's study, but directly one comes into touch with the people who agree with one, all the glamor goes.