Meaning of “glamour” in the English Dictionary

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"glamour" in British English

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glamournoun [ U ]

UK US glamor uk /ˈɡlæm.ər/ us /ˈɡlæm.ɚ/

C1 the special exciting and attractive quality of a person, place, or activity:

Who can resist the glamour of Hollywood?

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  • Compared to the extravagance and glamour of last winter's clothes, this season's collection look simple, almost workaday.
  • Modern luxury ships are a pale imitation of the glamour and style of the early ocean liners.
  • The party's electoral message may be obscured by the glitz and glamour of its presentation.
  • He was drawn to the metropolitan glamour and excitement of Paris.
  • Some people are attracted by the glamour of working in television.

(Definition of “glamour” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"glamour" in American English

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glamournoun [ U ]

also glamor us /ˈɡlæm·ər/

a quality of someone or something that causes excitement and admiration because of its style or attractive appearance:

Hollywood glamour
The downhill race was one of the glamour events of the Winter Olympics.

(Definition of “glamour” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)