Definition of kittenish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkit(ə)niSH/


Playful, lively, or flirtatious: her voice had that kittenish quality
More example sentences
  • She leaned her head against my shoulder, a kittenish move that would have been appropriate from an eight-year-old, and was extremely odd when performed by a woman who needed bifocals to read a menu.
  • Make-up-free, dressed down in jeans and a tank top with her blonde hair brushing her shoulders, she has the appeal of an old-time screen siren - kittenish, yet savvy and not to be trifled with.
  • From across the English Channel comes Modesty Blaise, kittenish superspy who, with her slippery sidekick Willie Garvin, tangles in various criminal intrigues at Her Majesty's behest.





Example sentences
  • ‘When I hit high school, I was very into mysticism,’ says Ramzy, who projects a combination of kittenishness and authority.
  • From exaggerated mannishness to excruciating kittenishness, Shaw never for a second stops Acting.
  • She's good and funny as a woman of a certain age, reduced to mewing kittenishness in Cruise's presence.

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Syllabification: kit·ten·ish

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