Definition of superhero
: a fictional hero having extraordinary or superhuman powers; also : an exceptionally skillful or successful person
Examples of superhero in a Sentence
The people who do this dangerous work are real-life superheroes who deserve our gratitude.
Recent Examples of superhero from the Web
Hit the pool for games, a movie, splash time and superhero photo opps Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach ($6, 6-10 p.m.) and T-Y Park in Hollywood ($7, 6-8 p.m.).
A female director helming a superhero film, and a marquee one at that!
The film earned much better ratings than other recent superhero movies.
In his free time, the Fort Worth police officer masquerades up as popular superheroes, traveling the country cheering up sick children.
First woman to be paid $50 million for a superhero movie?
Actors, in many ways, have been disrupted for years—from the reliance on costumed superheroes to the rise of C.G.I. filmmaking.
In 120 episodes from 1966 to 1968, West created one of the more unusual characters in the superhero pantheon.
West played the superhero straight for kids and funny for adults.
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First Known Use of superhero
SUPERHERO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of superhero for English Language Learners
: a fictional character who has amazing powers (such as the ability to fly)
: a very heroic person
SUPERHERO Defined for Kids
Definition of superhero for Students
: a fictional hero having extraordinary or superhuman powers
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