glamour

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English[edit]

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.
    • 1882, James Thomson (B. V.), “The City of Dreadful Night”:
      They often murmur to themselves, they speak
      To one another seldom, for their woe
      Broods maddening inwardly and scorns to wreak
      Itself abroad; and if at whiles it grow
      To frenzy which must rave, none heeds the clamour,
      Unless there waits some victim of like glamour,
      To rave in turn, who lends attentive show.
  3. A kind of haze in the air, causing things to appear different from what they really are.
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  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

Alternative forms[edit]

  • glamor (US); however, the -our spelling is the more common spelling, even in the US

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.

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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

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

glamour

  1. glamour (charm)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of glamour (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative glamour glamourit
genitive glamourin glamourien
partitive glamouria glamoureja
illative glamouriin glamoureihin
singular plural
nominative glamour glamourit
accusative nom. glamour glamourit
gen. glamourin
genitive glamourin glamourien
partitive glamouria glamoureja
inessive glamourissa glamoureissa
elative glamourista glamoureista
illative glamouriin glamoureihin
adessive glamourilla glamoureilla
ablative glamourilta glamoureilta
allative glamourille glamoureille
essive glamourina glamoureina
translative glamouriksi glamoureiksi
instructive glamourein
abessive glamouritta glamoureitta
comitative glamoureineen
Possessive forms of glamour (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person glamourini glamourimme
2nd person glamourisi glamourinne
3rd person glamourinsa

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

glamour m (uncountable)

  1. glamour

Adjective[edit]

glamour (invariable)

  1. glamorous

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English glamour

Noun[edit]

glamour m (definite singular glamouren)

  1. glamour

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English glamour

Noun[edit]

glamour m (definite singular glamouren)

  1. glamour

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English glamour.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

glamour m (uncountable)

  1. Alternative spelling of glamur

Further reading[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

glamour c (definite singular glamouren) (uncountable)

  1. glamour