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superheronoun [C]

uk   /ˈsuː.pəˌhɪə.rəʊ/  us   /ˈsuː.pɚˌhɪr.oʊ/ (plural superheroes)
a character in a film or story who has special strength and uses it to do good things and help other people
someone who has done something very brave to help someone else
(Definition of superhero from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"superhero" in American English

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superheronoun [C]

 us   /ˈsu·pərˌhɪəɛr·oʊ/ (-heroes)
a character in stories or movies who has special powers, such as the ability to fly, that are used for fighting evil or helping people
A superhero is also a person whose actions or achievements are far greater than what people expect: Police officers are the real superheroes.
(Definition of superhero from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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