Glamor

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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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  • Iconic showcase of glamor and beauty transformed into exciting events venue
    For many decades, Sampaguita Pictures and the fabulous compound where its famous movie stars was ensconced conjured up for film fans and the glitterati memorable images of iconic stars, great talent and pluperfect beauty. Read more on this news related to 'Glamor'
  • Billy Crystal Honors Pal Robin Williams as a 'Beautiful Light'
    The glamor of the Emmys night had a somber and heartfelt moment when Billy Crystal honored his pal Robin Williams as the "greatest friend you could imagine" and a "beautiful light" that will "shine on us forever." Read more on this news related to 'Glamor'
  • MTV VMAs 2014 Review: A Show That Distinguished Itself From Years Past
    Glamor, humility and likeability gave the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards a unique flavor distinct from recent years in which the profane and the... Read more on this news related to 'Glamor'

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