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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Glamour \Gla"mour\, n. [Scot. glamour, glamer; cf. Icel.
gl['a]meggdr one who is troubled with the glaucoma (?); or
Icel. gl[=a]m-s[=y]ni weakness of sight, glamour; gl[=a]mr
name of the moon, also of a ghost + s[=y]ni sight, akin to E.
see. Perh., however, a corruption of E. gramarye.]
1. A charm affecting the eye, making objects appear different
from what they really are.
2. Witchcraft; magic; a spell. --Tennyson.
3. A kind of haze in the air, causing things to appear
different from what they really are.
The air filled with a strange, pale glamour that
seemed to lie over the broad valley. --W. Black.
4. Any artificial interest in, or association with, an
object, through which it appears delusively magnified or
Glamour gift, Glamour might, the gift or power of
producing a glamour. The former is used figuratively, of
the gift of fascination peculiar to women.
It had much of glamour might
To make a lady seem a knight. --Sir W.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: alluring beauty or charm (often with sex-appeal) [syn:
v 1: cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on
someone or something [syn: hex, bewitch, glamour,
witch, enchant, jinx]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
121 Moby Thesaurus words for "glamour":
agacerie, alchemy, allure, allurement, appeal, appealingness,
attraction, attractiveness, aura, beguilement, beguiling,
bewitchery, bewitchment, blandishment, blaze of glory, brightness,
brilliance, brilliancy, cajolery, cantrip, captivation, charisma,
charm, charmingness, come-hither, curse, delightfulness,
divination, enchantment, enravishment, enthrallment, enticement,
entrancement, entrapment, envelope, evil eye, exorcism,
exquisiteness, fascination, fetishism, flirtation, forbidden fruit,
gloriousness, glory, gorgeousness, grace, gramarye, halo,
heavenliness, hex, hoodoo, illustriousness, inducement, interest,
inveiglement, invitation, invitingness, jinx, juju, jujuism,
loveliness, luster, luxury, magic, magic spell, magnetism,
malocchio, mystique, natural magic, necromancy, nimbus,
numinousness, obeah, radiance, ravishingness, resplendence,
resplendency, rune, seducement, seduction, seductiveness,
sensuousness, sex appeal, shamanism, snaring, sorcery, sortilege,
spell, spellbinding, spellcasting, splendidness, splendor,
splendorousness, splendrousness, sublimity, sympathetic magic,
tantalization, tantalizingness, temptation, temptingness,
thaumaturgia, thaumaturgics, thaumaturgism, thaumaturgy, theurgy,
vampirism, voluptuousness, voodoo, voodooism, wanga, weird, whammy,
white magic, winning ways, winningness, winsomeness, witchcraft,
witchery, witchwork, wizardry, wooing
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