photogenic


pho·to·ge·nic

adjective \ˌfō-tə-ˈje-nik, -ˈjē-\

: tending to look good in photographs

Full Definition of PHOTOGENIC

1
:  produced or precipitated by light <photogenic dermatitis>
2
:  producing or generating light :  phosphorescent <photogenic bacteria>
3
:  suitable for being photographed especially because of visual appeal <a photogenic smile>
pho·to·ge·ni·cal·ly \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of PHOTOGENIC

  1. She's a very photogenic child.
  2. This is the city's most photogenic park.

First Known Use of PHOTOGENIC

1839

Other Pictures (on film) Terms

daguerreotype, emulsion, fill, sepia, still, stop

pho·to·gen·ic

adjective \ˌfōt-ə-ˈjen-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHOTOGENIC

1
: produced or precipitated by light <photogenic epilepsy> <photogenic dermatitis>
2
: producing or generating light : phosphorescent <photogenic bacteria>

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