Definition of temptress
: a woman who tempts or entices
Examples of temptress in a Sentence
Greta Garbo, one of the most famous temptresses ever to appear on screen, died in 1990.
Recent Examples of temptress from the Web
In addition to a spectrum of sounds, Wired magazine senior editor/pop culture temptress Nancy Miller offers a distinct dose of commentary that will surely make your ears a bit perky.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'temptress'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of temptress
TEMPTRESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of temptress for English Language Learners
: a woman who makes a man want to have sex with her : a very attractive woman
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up temptress? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).