Meaning of mystique

mys•tique

Pronunciation: (mi-stēk'), [key]
— n.
  1. a framework of doctrines, ideas, beliefs, or the like, constructed around a person or object, endowing the person or object with enhanced value or profound meaning: the mystique of Poe.
  2. an aura of mystery or mystical power surrounding a particular occupation or pursuit: the mystique of nuclear science.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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