Meaning of “sphinx” in the English Dictionary

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"sphinx" in British English

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sphinxnoun [ C ]

uk /sfɪŋks/ us /sfɪŋks/ plural sphinx or sphinxes

an ancient imaginary creature with a lion's body and a woman's head

the Sphinx

a large stone statue with a lion's body and a person's head, that stands in the desert near Cairo in Egypt

(Definition of “sphinx” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sphinx" in American English

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sphinxnoun [ C ]

us /sfɪŋks/ plural sphinxes

an ancient, imaginary creature with a lion’s body and a human head

(Definition of “sphinx” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)