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mystique (mɪˈstiːk Pronunciation for mystique



  1. an aura of mystery, power, and awe that surrounds a person or thing   ⇒ the mystique of the theatre, the mystique of computer programming

Word Origin

C20: from French (adj): mystic

Translations for 'mystique'

  • British English: mystique If there is a mystique about someone or something, they are thought to be special and people do not know much about them. NOUNHis book destroyed the mystique of monarchy.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: mística
  • Chinese: 神秘感神秘祕感
  • European Spanish: misterio
  • French: mystique
  • German: geheimnisvoller Nimbus
  • Italian: fascino
  • Japanese: 神秘性
  • Korean: 신비로운 분위기
  • Portuguese: mística
  • Spanish: misterio

Example Sentences Including 'mystique'

At Miss Blanche's the whole process of fashion was treated with a kind of mystique.
Pacter, Trudi Yellow Bird
The slight greying at his temples only added charm, and the scars and limp added mystique.
Lawson, Jonell Roses are for the Rich
`What's the mystique , as you call it, of this black and magenta, then?
Tapply, William G The Dutch Blue Error


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