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
Diana’s a superhero without a chip on her shoulder; she was raised in love, and Gadot lets that belief shine through her eyes.
Vixen is a heroine in need of worship, if not for anything but this: While other superheroes are trying to hide their identities, McCabe is just herself.
And as the first woman to helm a major superhero movie, Jenkins is opening doors for other female filmmakers.
In the recent flood of superhero movies, several have managed to be quite good — but ‘Wonder Woman’ ranks as one of the few great ones.
And yet, her story and overlapping identities—a superhero in a world of humans and a heroine in a world of heroes—felt uniquely familiar to me.
Children are encouraged to come wearing their favorite superhero character outfit.
Superhero movies have sweetened the experience with post-credit scenes that make sitting through the names a little less tedious.
Through the summer, themed superhero merchandise and food will also be sold in the Hollywood Backlot.
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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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