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    glamorous pair of shoes

    In Korea, this "glamorous" is distorted to the meaning of "having sexy body with voluptuous beauty, especially -it's hard to say here - when a girl has big bre*** and a hi*".
    How do you say this shortly in English? I'm not seeking sexual terms, but I'm curious about it to straighten out the distorted term in Korean.

    ex)You're watching an awards show. The most popular actress in Hollywood walks onto the red carpet. She is wearing a glamorous pair of shoes. Maybe you think that if you...

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    Re: glamorous pair of shoes

    So you're looking for a better definition of "glamorous" or you're looking for a word that means "lusciously sexy" to match your Korean definition?

    By the way, "breasts" is certainly not an objectionable term, so feel free to spell that out, but I'm at a loss to guess what "hi*" is.
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    Re: glamorous pair of shoes

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I'm at a loss to guess what "hi*" is.
    I've been through the whole alphabet and haven't come up with anything.

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    Re: glamorous pair of shoes

    It's especially for a girl like a movie star who is sexy with big breasts and a big hip. It's usually for the ideal body beauty -it may not be ideal for some people- with a thin waist, big breasts, big hip which make sexually attractive body line(S-line).
    Maybe the late dutch movie star Sylvia Kristel could be an example. Koreans call her "glaramorous" only for her body beauty, but I think it's broken English.

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    Re: glamorous pair of shoes

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    It's especially for a girl like a movie star who is sexy with big breasts and a big hip.
    Most girls, sexy or otherwise, have two hips. I've noticed that most men do, too. They're 'broad' rather than 'big'.

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    Re: glamorous pair of shoes

    Ah. Hips. We have two. To say someone has "a big hip" is wrong. Unless there is some serious deformitiy going on.

    You can be glamorous without being vuluptuous, or even, I think, sexy. People talk about photo-journalism as a "glamorous" career, picturing them jetting all over the world to take exotic photographs. (They have little sense of how hard that work is.)

    You can have a glamorous gown full of sparkles and interesting cuts on a very thin, rail-like figure.

    I think you'll be best served using "voluptuous" for the meaning you seem to want.
    Last edited by 5jj; 19-Nov-2012 at 18:07.
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