Middle English alurenfrom Old French alurera-to (from Latin ad-ad–) loirrebait (of Germanic origin)
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French aleurer, alurer, from a (“to, towards”) (Latin ad) + leurre (“lure”). Compare lure.
Allure Sentence Examples
My Betsy is fine looking woman, beautiful in my mind and in the eyes of most, but even I have to admit she lacks the room-stopping allure of Martha LeBlanc.
This surprise is part of the allure of this design.
Signs were hung out on all sides to allure him; some to catch him by the appetite, as the tavern and victualling cellar; some by the fancy, as the dry goods store and the jeweller's; and others by the hair or the feet or the skirts, as the barber, the shoemaker, or the tailor.
But perhaps the hotel's greatest allure is its atmosphere.
She oozed fragile innocence and sultry sex appeal, her allure capable of ensnaring even a deity.