Definition of androgynous
1 : having the characteristics or nature of both male and female androgynous heroines
2a : neither specifically feminine nor masculine the androgynous pronoun themb : suitable to or for either sex androgynous clothing
3 : having traditional male and female roles obscured or reversed an androgynous marriage
androgynyplay \-nē\ noun
Examples of androgynous in a Sentence
the androgynous hairdos favored by the hip
an actor whose androgynous looks are at the heart of his appeal
Recent Examples of androgynous from the Web
And Rick Owens, too, chose androgynous waiflike models with long feminine hair and skirt silhouettes for his menswear show.
Even then, the representation of their queerness feels flawed; all too often, there’s an androgynous skinny white girl who seduces a white femme in a relationship with a man.
Travis Banton famously went to great lengths to execute the Dietrich’s pioneering androgynous style; Cher’s elixir has been Mackie, now 77, who most recently designed the looks for her new Vegas Residency.
Other Joans of stage and screen—for example, Jean Seberg, in the Otto Preminger movie—have merely been gamine, but Lampert is truly androgynous.
With her rat-a-tat-tat style of speaking, cool androgynous wardrobe and ad feminam salvos, Ms. Paglia climbed high on the go-to list of public intellectuals for talk-show hosts and op-ed editors.
What hasn’t changed is her voice: a liquid, sustained, tremulous, androgynous croon that is simultaneously weighty and unearthly, and immediately arresting.
Visitors entering the room were first met by two tall, androgynous clowns of cyber fame, Tina and Mrs. Vera, perched atop a plexiglass platform and armed with what appeared to be feather dusters.
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ANDROGYNOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of androgynous for English Language Learners
: having both male and female characteristics or qualities
: suitable for both men and women
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