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noun [C]  us   /ˈhɪər·oʊ/ (plural heroes) (female heroine,  /ˈher·oʊ·ɪn/ )
a person admired for bravery, great achievements, or good qualities literature The hero is the main character of a story, play, or movie.
heroic
adjective [not gradable]  us   /hɪˈroʊ·ɪk/
The ceremony at City Hall honored the heroic acts of firefighters who lost their lives.
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