Definition of mystique
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
Recent Examples of mystique from the Web
His mug shot from the jail — showing lifeless eyes and scraggly facial hair — provided a stark illustration of how much Woods' mystique has been shattered since a decade of domination that golf had never seen.
More recently, Cooper notes, black female artists have reclaimed Gullah mystique as an act of self-affirmation.
But the Web, with its wide-open electronic boulevards and anything-goes mystique, lies just a click away.
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Origin and Etymology of mystique
French, from mystique, adjective, mystic, from Latin mysticus
First Known Use: 1891See Words from the same year
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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