photogenic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

photo- +‎ -genic

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌfəʊ.təʊˈdʒɛn.ɪk/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌfoʊ.toʊˈdʒɛn.ɪk/, /ˌfoʊ.təˈdʒɛn.ɪk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛnɪk

Adjective[edit]

photogenic (comparative more photogenic, superlative most photogenic)

  1. Generated or caused by light.
    The sunbather developed a photogenic melanoma on her back.
  2. Producing or emitting light, luminescent.
    The photogenic bacteria were visible in the dark room.
  3. Looking good when photographed.
    The company hired the spokesperson for his photogenic face.

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