bisexual

adjective
bi·​sex·​u·​al | \ (ˌ)bī-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl How to pronounce bisexual (audio) , -shəl\

Definition of bisexual

1a : possessing characters of both sexes and especially both male and female reproductive structures : hermaphroditic bisexual flowers
b : of, relating to, or characterized by sexual or romantic attraction to both men and women
2 : of, relating to, or involving both sexes bisexual reproduction

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Other Words from bisexual

bisexual noun
bisexuality \ ˌbī-​ˌsek-​shə-​ˈwa-​lə-​tē How to pronounce bisexuality (audio) \ noun
bisexually \ (ˌ)bī-​ˈsek-​sh(ə-​)wə-​lē How to pronounce bisexually (audio) , -​sh(ə-​)lē \ adverb

Examples of bisexual in a Sentence

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Jerome played Kevin, a bisexual teenager who strikes a bond with the movie’s central character, Chiron. Los Angeles Times, "‘When They See Us’ star on competing for Emmy against ‘Moonlight’ costar Mahershala Ali," 16 July 2019 Legends Billie Jean King was outed in 1981, and Martina Navratilova came out as bisexual the same year. Leah Asmelash And Katherine Dillinger, CNN, "Tennis' Alison Van Uytvanck says more players should 'come out'," 4 July 2019 Disappointingly, James and Andra’s selection process also included regurgitating harmful intra-community stereotypes about bisexual people. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "The Slow, Messy Evolution of LGBTQ Dating Shows," 4 July 2019 Though the two split months ago, their relationship clearly carried an intensity that has remained with Throne — who first came out publicly as bisexual in August 2016. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "From PDA to Crying Over Engagement: A Timeline of Bella Thorne and Ex Tana Mongeau's Relationship," 25 June 2019 The bisexual comedian, who was the first Asian-American lead of a sitcom with 1994's All-American Girl, also spoke about the recent wave of Asian-American inclusivity. Kirsten Chuba, The Hollywood Reporter, "Jill Soloway, Margaret Cho Talk "Unbelievable Relief" of Post-Weinstein and Louis C.K. Hollywood," 22 June 2019 Some read Swift's blue-purple-pink wig as a nod to the bisexual flag and hence as queerbait. Emma Grey Ellis, WIRED, "Stop Meme-ing Taylor Swift," 19 June 2019 One of them actually looks like the bisexual flag with its iconic blue, purple, and pink colors. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Here Are All the Hidden Easter Eggs in Taylor Swift's "You Need to Calm Down" Music Video," 17 June 2019 Monét openly identifies as bisexual, so this line could be about her and Grande's simply matching it in the next verse. Glamour, "Ariana Grande’s Sexuality Isn’t Up for Discussion," 2 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of bisexual

1793, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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bisexual

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of bisexual

: sexually attracted to both men and women
: having both male and female sex parts
: relating to or involving two sexes

bisexual

adjective
bi·​sex·​u·​al | \ (ˈ)bī-ˈseksh-(ə-)wəl, -ˈsek-shəl How to pronounce bisexual (audio) \

Medical Definition of bisexual

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : possessing characters of both sexes and especially both male and female reproductive structures : hermaphroditic
b : of, relating to, or characterized by a tendency to be sexually attracted toward individuals of both sexes : engaging in sexual activity with partners of either sex
2 : of, relating to, or involving two sexes bisexual reproduction

Other Words from bisexual

bisexuality \ ˌbī-​ˌsek-​shə-​ˈwal-​ət-​ē How to pronounce bisexuality (audio) \ noun, plural bisexualities
bisexually \ (ˈ)bī-​ˈseksh-​(ə-​)wə-​lē, -​(ə-​)lē How to pronounce bisexually (audio) \ adverb

bisexual

noun

Medical Definition of bisexual (Entry 2 of 2)

: a bisexual individual

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