• (RP) IPA: /ˈɡlæmə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɡlæmɚ/


  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 (poet, born 1834), “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.
  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
Translations Verb

glamour (glamours, present participle glamouring; past and past participle glamoured)

  1. (transitive) To enchant; to bewitch.

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