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glamour

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Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
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Etymology

From Scots gramarye (magic, enchantment, spell).

The Scottish term is either from Ancient Greek γραμμάριον (grammárion), gram), the weight unit of ingredients used to make magic potions, or an alteration of the English word grammar (any sort of scholarship, especially occult learning), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] grammatica, from Greek  (grammatike tekhne), art of letters).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
glamour

Plural
s

glamour (s)
  1. (countable) A charm affecting the eye, making objects appear different from what they really are.
  2. Witchcraft; magic; a spell.
  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, through which it appears delusively magnified or glorified.
  5. (uncountable) Alluring beauty or charm (often with sex-appeal)

Derived terms


Finnish

Noun

glamour

  1. glamour (charm)

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