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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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Glamor Sample Sentences in News

  • 'Pippin' brings Broadway glamor to the DV stage
    By Jerry Goldberg MILFORD — Broadway came to Milford this past weekend, with the Delaware Valley High School Drama Club performance of “Pippin." The production embraces struggle, war, love — and of course where would a good musical go without a little murder thrown in? Read more on this news related to 'Glamor'
  • Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race organizers deal with a shrinking entry list but are seeing some out-of-town interest
    It's a race ripe with history, glamor and a perennially sunny setting, but the 66th annual Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race just keeps hitting rough patches both in and out of the water. Read more on this news related to 'Glamor'
  • Night work holds little glamor for ground crews but vital in keeping Flight 370 search aloft
    As the brilliant orange glow of another Australian sunset fades and the raucous engines of the search planes stop whirring, the men and women who keep this high-profile operation in the air switch on the floodlights and get busy. Read more on this news related to 'Glamor'

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