Definition of femme fatale in English:

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femme fatale

Pronunciation: /ˌfam fəˈtɑːl/

noun (plural femmes fatales pronounced same)

An attractive and seductive woman, especially one who will ultimately cause distress to a man who becomes involved with her: a femme fatale who plays one man off against another in pursuit of money
More example sentences
  • Elijah expected a beautiful mirage of glittering, ethereal beauty, the ultimate femme fatale, but now he knew not what to think.
  • She is the femme fatale whose seductive voice, glamorous hair, and voluptuous body Rita Hayworth lent to the screen in 1946.
  • Yet to many observers these are the femmes fatales of the markets - seductive but essentially destructive temptresses.

Origin

Early 20th century: French, literally 'disastrous woman'.

Words that rhyme with femme fatale

Amal, Arles, banal, Barisal, Basle, Bhopal, Carl, chorale, corral, dhal, entente cordiale, Escorial, farl, Funchal, gayal, gnarl, halal, Karl, kraal, locale, marl, morale, musicale, Pascal, pastorale, procès-verbal, Provençal, rationale, real, rial, riyal, snarl, Taal, Taj Mahal, timbale, toile, Vaal, Vidal, Waal

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