glamour

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • glamor (US) (Commonwealth-spelling widely accepted across the states.)

Etymology[edit]

From Scots glamer, from earlier Scots gramarye (magic, enchantment, spell).

The Scottish term may either be from Ancient Greek γραμμάριον (grammárion, gram), the weight unit of ingredients used to make magic potions, or an alteration of the English word grammar (any sort of scholarship, especially occult learning).

A connection has also been suggested with Old Norse glámr (poet. “moon,” name of a ghost) and glámsýni (glamour, illusion, literally glam-sight).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

glamour (countable and uncountable, plural glamours)

  1. (countable) an item, motif, person, image that by association improves appearance
  2. Witchcraft; magic charm; a spell affecting the eye, making objects appear different from what they really are.
  3. A kind of haze in the air, causing things to appear different from what they really are.
  4. Any artificial interest in, or association with, an object, or person, through which it or they appear delusively magnified or glorified.
  5. (uncountable) Alluring beauty or charm (often with sex appeal)
    glamour magazines; a glamour model

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

glamour (third-person singular simple present glamours, present participle glamouring, simple past and past participle glamoured)

  1. (transitive) To enchant; to bewitch.

References[edit]


Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English glamour.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡlamuːr/, [ɡ̊laˈmuːɐ̯] or IPA(key): /ɡlamɔr/, [ˈɡ̊lamɒ]

Noun[edit]

glamour c (singular definite glamouren, not used in plural form)

  1. glamour

Derived terms[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

glamour

  1. glamour (charm)

Declension[edit]


French[edit]

Noun[edit]

glamour m (uncountable)

  1. glamour (UK), glamor (US)

Adjective[edit]

glamour (invariable)

  1. glamorous



Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English glamour

Noun[edit]

glamour m (definite singular glamouren)

  1. glamour (UK) or glamor (US)

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English glamour

Noun[edit]

glamour m (definite singular glamouren)

  1. glamour (UK) or glamor (US)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English glamour.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

glamour m (uncountable)

  1. glamour (charm)

Derived terms[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

glamour c (definite singular glamouren) (uncountable)

  1. glamour, or glamor (US)