Definition of sphinx
- she is a sphinx whose features hold a blank fascination
a statue of the Sphinx
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
in ancient Greek and Egyptian stories : a creature with the body of a lion and the head of a person; also : something (such as a statue) in the shape of a sphinx
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