Last modified on 7 June 2014, at 06:20

glamour

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

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

EtymologyEdit

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).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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)

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

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

  1. (transitive) To enchant; to bewitch.

ReferencesEdit


DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English glamour.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

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

  1. glamour

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FinnishEdit

NounEdit

glamour

  1. glamour (charm)

DeclensionEdit


FrenchEdit

NounEdit

glamour m (uncountable)

  1. glamour (UK), glamor (US)

AdjectiveEdit

glamour (invariable)

  1. glamorous

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English glamour

NounEdit

glamour m (definite singular glamouren)

  1. glamour (UK) or glamor (US)

Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English glamour

NounEdit

glamour m (definite singular glamouren)

  1. glamour (UK) or glamor (US)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English glamour.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

glamour m (uncountable)

  1. glamour (charm)

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SwedishEdit

NounEdit

glamour c (definite singular glamouren) (uncountable)

  1. glamour, or glamor (US)