Definition of superhero noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

superhero

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈsuːpəhɪərəʊ//
 
, BrE//ˈsjuːpəhɪərəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsuːpərhɪroʊ//
 
, NAmE//ˈsuːpərhiːroʊ//
 
(pl. superheroes) Film plots, Characters in a story
 
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a character in a story, film/movie, etc. who has unusual strength or power and uses it to help people; a real person who has done something unusually brave to help somebody opposite supervillain See related entries: Film plots, Characters in a story
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