alluring Definition

powerfully and mysteriously attractive or fascinating; seductive.

Using alluring: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "alluring" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The alluring scent of freshly baked bread wafted through the air.

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    She had an alluring smile that captivated everyone around her.

  • Example

    The alluring beauty of the sunset left us speechless.

alluring Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with alluring

  • a captivating or enchanting quality that attracts people


    Her alluring charm made her the center of attention at the party.

  • attractive or seductive eyes that draw people in


    He couldn't resist her alluring eyes and fell under her spell.

  • a seductive or captivating voice that draws people in


    Her alluring voice was perfect for the role of the femme fatale in the movie.

Origins of alluring

from Middle English 'aluren', meaning 'to entice'


Summary: alluring in Brief

'Alluring' [əˈljʊərɪŋ] describes something that is powerfully and mysteriously attractive or fascinating, often with a seductive quality. It can refer to scents, smiles, or beauty, as in 'The alluring scent of freshly baked bread wafted through the air.' 'Alluring' extends into phrases like 'alluring charm,' 'alluring eyes,' and 'alluring voice,' which denote captivating or seductive qualities.

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