Definitions

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  • n. glamour
  • adj. glamorous

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Loud talking; a noise; a cry; a shout; a call.
  • n. The clump or otter-shell, Lutraria elliptica, a bivalve mollusk.
  • n. A clamp used in the old method of castrating horses.

Etymologies

Shortening. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Calderwood 2, design in the time of mod, pop, op, fab and glam is a tribute to the combination of elements at work in this renaissance of imagination and creativity.

    Calderwood Gallery « DESIGNPHILADELPHIA

  • He has been there first in glam, soul, new age, fusion and a dozen other muscial genres.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • Reality TV example: Beautiful uptown girls in glam dresses and high-gloss nail polish arrive in LA to fight for one “Mr. Right,” but then – surprise – must stuff their frills into a sky-dive suit, hop in a plane, fly to the Australian outback, jump out (!) and fight for one “Mr. Jack” without makeup and while fighting biting bugs.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » The Storytelling Magic of Project Runway

  • Overnight, all of those big label glam bands looked ridiculous.

    Make It Big In Games - Latest Comments

  • Some of the gowns -- sleek and figure-flattering -- would make any girl feel glam, which is why you see Roland's pieces sprinkled on the red carpet every now and then.

    Gazelle Emami: Pamella Roland Fall 2011 (PHOTOS): It's Been (Over)Done

  • I absolutely LOVE the idea of glam-ing this fabric up with something irridescent/sparkly/metallic and using it for a day skirt -- wear with a tiny black cardigan buttoned up with no blouse.

    Robots! Robots! Robots! - A Dress A Day

  • For the band itself, it was a mark of separation from the rest of the genre; from this point forward, GNR could no longer be called glam, nor could they ever be connected with Krokus or Kix or Keel.

    Fargo Rock City

  • The album, as aforementioned, encompasses a lot of different styles throughout it's forty minutes, from straight up electro pop to piano led to what can only be described as the glam rock of 'Hollywood'.

    The Line Of Best Fit

  • That's how John Lennon once described glitter rock - also known as glam rock.

    Anderson Independent Mail Stories

  • Queen is known as a glam-rock band with a harder edge, and this aspect of its musicianship is brought to life in "Time to Shine."

    The Daily Iowan - Online Edition

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  • We have the whalemunchers to blame for Gary Glitter?

    August 30, 2011

  • is it related to glam(our)?

    August 30, 2011

  • word, message, loudly-spoken message, loud talk, noise, din, chatter, merrymaking

    from Icel. glam, a tinkling sound, noise

    * 1888, A. L. Mayhew and Walter W. Skeat, "A Concise Dictionary of Middle English From A.D. 1150 To 1580", glam

    God's glam to him ... "Purity" by Gawain

    The glam from the machinery was so loud, that we had to shout to be heard.

    August 30, 2011

  • A wound or sore. - an old provincial term from Exmoor England.

    May 2, 2011

  • short for glamorous
    also see glam rock

    June 19, 2008