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



BrE BrE//mɪˈstiːk//
; NAmE NAmE//mɪˈstiːk//
[uncountable, singular]
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the quality of being mysterious or secret that makes somebody/something seem interesting or attractive The mystique surrounding the monarchy has gone for ever. There is a certain mystique about the tiger. Word Originlate 19th cent.: from French, from Old French, or via Latin from Greek mustikos, from mustēs ‘initiated person’ from muein ‘close the eyes or lips’, also ‘initiate’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mystique