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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Glamor'

Glamor Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    glamor n : alluring beauty or charm (often with sex-appeal) [syn: glamour]
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Glamor'

Glamour originally was a magical-occult spell cast on somebody to make them believe that something or somebody was attractive. In the late 19th century terminology a non magical item used to help create a more attractive appearance gradually became 'a glamour'. Today, glamour is the impression of attraction or fascination that a particularly luxurious or elegant appearance creates, an impression which is better than the reality. Typically, a person, event, location, technology, or product such as a piece of clothing can be glamorous or add glamour.

Virginia Postrel says that for glamour to be successful nearly always requires sprezzatura - an appearance of effortlessness, and to appear distant - transcending the everyday, to be slightly mysterious and somewhat idealised, but not to the extent it is no longer possible to identify with the person.

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  • 2014 season preview: Five games to watch in week 3
    Georgia/South Carolina and UCLA/Texas are tops in a deep week that doesn't have a lot of glamor at the top. Read more on this news related to 'Glamor'
    KUALA LUMPUR, 11 Julai (Bernama) -- Lilitan dan simpulan, lapisan demilapisan dengan kontras warna serta corak menarik pada sehelai fabrik yangdijadikan selendang semakin meluas pengaruhnya. Tidak cukup itu, ditambah pula dengan pelbagai bentuk hiasan aksesori dankerongsang yang diletak di kepala menjadikan nilai pemakaian tudung semakinkomersial dan glamor. Bagi Read more on this news related to 'Glamor'
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    Away from the glitz and glamor (by which I mean the incredible volume and intermittent celebrity PAs) of E3, the machines of creativity continue to turn, and small, low-profile personal projects continue to appear. While the lovely and talented Forbes Games team on the ground get hands-on with the latest and greatest, I looked at Up, Down, Left, Right, the first v Read more on this news related to 'Glamor'

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