alluring
Pronunciation
  • (America): IPA: /ɚˈluɚ.ɹɪŋ/
  • (RP): IPA: /ɚˈlʊɚ.ɹɪŋ/
Verb
  1. present participle of allure#English|allure
Noun

alluring (plural allurings)

  1. The action of the verb allure.
    • 1952, Daughters of the American Revolution magazine (volume 86, page 250)
      Lookout heights and Smoky Mountains have allurings all their own.
Adjective

alluring

  1. Having the power to allure.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314 ↗, page 0105 ↗:
      Captain Edward Carlisle, soldier as he was, martinet as he was, felt a curious sensation of helplessness seize upon him as he met her steady gaze, her alluring smile ; he could not tell what this prisoner might do.
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