su·​per·​her·​o·​ine | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈher-ə-wən How to pronounce superheroine (audio) , -ˈhir-ə-wən, -ˈhe-rə-wən \
plural superheroines

Definition of superheroine

: a female fictional hero having extraordinary or superhuman powers : a female superhero Change may be around the corner, as Wonder Woman—arguably, the most recognized superheroine of the modern age—finally arrived on the big screen.— Lauren Chochinov … women are still waiting—on screen and off—for a place in the comic-book-branded, fanboy-dominated superhero cosmos. This is not to say that there are no superheroines.— Manohla Dargis and A. O. Scott also : an exceptionally courageous, skillful, or successful woman or girl The band celebrates superheroines … like themselves, who go where most women fear. — Evelyn McDonnell Rorke is a real-life superheroine in her own way. In 2004 … she won the trade and industry department's Technology for Women in Business Award. — Rehana Rossouw

Examples of superheroine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The superheroine, based on the Norse mythological figure Brynhildr, was created by Roy Thomas and John Buscema. Alexander Kacala, NBC News, "Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie to become Marvel Studios' first LGBTQ superhero," 22 July 2019 Shahadi is currently Twitter’s first choice to portray Marvel superheroine Ironheart, a teenage engineer who teams up with Iron Man. Morgan Baila,, "The Come-Up: Shahadi Wright Joseph Just Can’t Wait To Be Queen," 15 July 2019 The film’s superheroine star Gal Gadot confirmed on Twitter on Monday that Wonder Woman 1984, originally set to come out on November 1, 2019, has been pushed back to June 5, 2020. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Wonder Woman 1984 Gets a New Release Date," 22 Oct. 2018 The two Aspen projects include one inspired by Michael Turner’s Fathom, which follows superheroine Aspen Matthews, a marine biologist who embarks on a land-and-sea journey of self-discovery. Katie Krzaczek, Billboard, "Scooter Braun & Marvel Studios' David Maisel Team Up to Form Mythos Studios," 27 Mar. 2018 Assuming several different identities, at times something of a compassionate superheroine, Horacia bides her time among the lower depths, befriending squatters and street people. J. Hoberman, New York Times, "Lav Diaz and Pedro Costa: Slow Cinema on the Cutting Edge," 23 Feb. 2018 But Black Panther also has an obvious parallel from outside the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Wonder Woman, last year’s standalone film from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment starring Gal Gadot as the Amazonian superheroine. Tom Huddleston Jr., Fortune, "Why Marvel's 'Black Panther' Looks Like This Year's 'Wonder Woman'," 16 Feb. 2018 Wonder Woman, the superheroine movie some of us had been waiting for all our lives, became the highest-grossing film ever directed by a woman. Aimee Levitt, Chicago Reader, "Archive Dive / News / Women's Issues From the archive: What we've learned in the year since the last Women's March," 19 Jan. 2018 If the sequel to The Avengers goes as planned, Scarlett Johansson could receive $20 million to reprise her role as the superheroine, Black Widow. Chanel Parks, Woman's Day, "Scarlett Johansson May Break Record as Highest-Paid Actress," 10 July 2012

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1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Superheroine.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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