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Definition of "heroine" []

  • A woman noted for courage and daring action. (noun)
  • A woman noted for special achievement in a particular field. (noun)
  • The principal female character in a novel, poem, or dramatic presentation. See Usage Note at hero. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "heroine" in a sentence
  • "The uncomplicated story line will still fascinate readers due to the resoluteness of the title heroine as she fearlessly sets forth on adventures that change a world though all she wants is to leave as she knows what she wants and risks all to achieve it."
  • "The main heroine is Konata Izumi, an athletic and intelligent girl who, despite these attributes, is not in a sports club, and has low grades."
  • "Uliana Lopatkina is radiantly regal as the title heroine and Danila Korsuntsev is her dashing swain of a cavalier in 'Raymonda.'"