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Meaning of heroine

her•o•ine

Pronunciation: (her'ō-in), [key]
— n.
  1. a woman of distinguished courage or ability, admired for her brave deeds and noble qualities.
  2. the principal female character in a story, play, film, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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