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glam·our also glam·or  (glmr)
1. An air of compelling charm, romance, and excitement, especially when delusively alluring.
2. Archaic A magic spell; enchantment.

[Scots, magic spell, alteration of grammar (from the association of learning with magic).]
Usage Note: Many words, such as honor, vapor, and labor, are usually spelled with an -or ending in American English but with an -our ending in British English. The preferred spelling of glamour, however, is -our, making it an exception to the usual American practice. The adjective is more often spelled glamorous in both American and British usage.

glamour    or glamor /glmr/ n. an atmosphere of elegance, beauty, and usu. excitement: The glamour of Hollywood is known worldwide. glamour

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