Definition of doppelgänger in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɒp(ə)lˌɡaŋə/
Pronunciation: /ˈdɒp(ə)lˌɡɛŋə/


An apparition or double of a living person.
Example sentences
  • As such, video game enemies in sibling-based stories are more likely to be doppelgängers, shadows or doubles of the player-characters.
  • The history of doppelgängers and doubles, you see, is intimately bound up with human mortality and the origins of image making.
  • Among other syndromes, they mentioned doppelgängers or subjective doubles.


Mid 19th century: from German, literally 'double-goer'.

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