glamour

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v glamour cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
    • n glamour alluring beauty or charm (often with sex-appeal)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Glamour A charm affecting the eye, making objects appear different from what they really are.
    • Glamour A kind of haze in the air, causing things to appear different from what they really are. "The air filled with a strange, pale glamour that seemed to lie over the broad valley."
    • Glamour Any artificial interest in, or association with, an object, through which it appears delusively magnified or glorified. "It had much of glamour might To make a lady seem a knight."
    • Glamour Witchcraft; magic; a spell.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Glamour glam′ėr the supposed influence of a charm on the eyes, making them see things as fairer than they are: fascination: enchantment.
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Quotations

  • Hamlin Garland
    Hamlin Garland
    “There is no gilding of setting sun or glamour of poetry to light up the ferocious and endless toil of the farmers wives.”
  • John Berger
    John%20Berger
    “Glamour cannot exist without personal social envy being a common and widespread emotion.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Scot. glamour, glamer,; cf. Icel. glámeggdr, one who is troubled with the glaucoma (?); or Icel. glām-sȳni, weakness of sight, glamour; glāmr, name of the moon, also of a ghost + sȳni, sight, akin to E. see,. Perh., however, a corruption of E. gramarye,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Merely a corruption of gramarye or grammar, meaning grammar, then magic.

Usage

In literature:

But her fascinations were independent of the glamour of the foot-lights.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
An incurable dreamer, the fancy took him and he yielded to its glamour.
"Max" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
But when the glamour has vanished she may change her mind.
"The Elephant God" by Gordon Casserly
Such is Love's glamour.
"The Jungle Girl" by Gordon Casserly
Christmas Eve was always, to Hugh, a day with glamour.
"The Golden Scarecrow" by Hugh Walpole
At first the sparkle and splendor, the glamour and mystery of the world of fashion dazzled and delighted him.
"The Bell in the Fog and Other Stories" by Gertrude Atherton
When the work of the household was in hand she shook off the glamour of the new-found emotion.
"The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance" by Hall Caine
Thus he started his connection with the town in circumstances that seemed to him to give it a glamour.
"George Du Maurier, the Satirist of the Victorians" by T. Martin Wood
The glamour of the spirit made him optimistic, and he spoke with the pseudo-philosophy that alcohol begets.
"Children of the Mist" by Eden Phillpotts
Yes, the mountain's side along, Sweeps an infuriate glamouring song!
"Faust" by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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In poetry:

For any glamour of the heart,
Or any glow that ever is,
Grander than Truth's high noonday glare,
In love's sweet sunrises;
"Three Friends" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
Age follows youth, which, ere we know,
Has vanished like a dream,
And takes its glamour from the glow
Of mem'ry's silvery gleam.
"No Other" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
"Like the moon in starry heavens
Shines her face among her people,
And her form hath all the languor,
Grace and glamour of the palm-tree.
"Fra Pedro" by Emma Lazarus
No later wanderings can dispel
The glamour of the bygone years;
And, through the streets I know so well,
I scarce can see my way for tears.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Yet, mighty city, mourn not thou
Thy rustic glories, long since flown;
Thou hast a glamour of thine own,
Tho' all thy flowers are faded now.
"Songs Of The City" by Cicely Fox Smith
Gone is the glamour of the heartless city;
Hateful its traffic and its ceaseless roar;
Slaves of its tyranny, you have my pity;
Urge me no more!
"Contentment" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

See photos of Glamour 's Woman of the Year Selena Gomez through the years.
Glamour boys shamed by thrashing from Mariners.
Selena Gomez smiles through Justin Bieber speculation at Glamour awards.
But Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg graces the pages of the latest issue of Glamour .
Glamour model mocked for Superstorm shoot.
Glitz and Glamour holding second Cuts for CASA event.
Selena Gomez was selected one of the Women of the Year by Glamour magazine and appears on the cover of the December issue as part of that accolade.
How a bit of Hollywood glamour can revive your everyday wardrobe.
Glitz and Glamour holding second Cuts for CASA event.
'Steps' has glitz , glamour, Hitchcock feel.
Glitz and glamour on the red carpet.
Glitz , glamour and good food.
The Townsquare Media's Girls Nite Out 'Gold Glitz And Glamour' Set For October 4th.
Girls Nite Out 'Gold Glitz And Glamour' Set For October 4th.
AFTER ALL YOU DESERVE TO GET AWAY FROM IT ALL WITH A LITTLE GLITZ AND GLAMOUR.
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In science:

Stephens, mT 2 : The Truth behind the glamour, J.
Tools for extracting new physics in events with missing transverse momentum
Among interests most indicative for not belonging to the drug community (i.e., P(D | I ) < .5), we found interests such as: accessories, beads, jewellery, London, clothing, glamour, handmade, shoes, beach and interior design.
Inference of the Russian drug community from one of the largest social networks in the Russian Federation
In both Fig. 3 and Table 3 the last three themes (Mainstream music, Accessories/Clothing and Glamour) appear more often in the non-drug section of the network.
Inference of the Russian drug community from one of the largest social networks in the Russian Federation
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