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Etymology

From Old French aleurrer (“alurer”), from a (Latin ad) + leurre (“lure”). See “lure”.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
allure

Plural
-

allure (-)
  1. The power to attract, entice; the quality causing attraction.

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Verb

Infinitive
to allure

Third person singular
allur

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to allure (third-person singular simple present allur, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To attempt to draw; to tempt by a lure or bait, that is, by the offer of some good, real or apparent; to invite by something flattering or acceptable; to entice; to attract.
    With promised joys allured them on. --Falconer.
    The golden sun in splendor likest Heaven Allured his eye. --Milton.

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French

Etymology

aller + -ure

Pronunciation

Noun

allure f. (plural allures) /a.lyʁ/

  1. appearance
  2. speed
  3. angle of a boat from the wind

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