Definition of mystique
1 : an air or attitude of mystery and reverence developing around something or someone
2 : the special esoteric skill essential in a calling or activity
Examples of mystique in a sentence
There's a certain mystique to people who fight fires.
No one has been able to copy the legendary singer's mystique.
the mystique of mountain climbing
Origin and Etymology of mystique
French, from mystique, adjective, mystic, from Latin mysticus
First Known Use: 1891
MYSTIQUE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mystique for English Language Learners
: a special quality that makes a person or thing interesting or exciting
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