Definition of photogenic in English:

photogenic

adjective

  • 1(especially of a person) looking attractive in photographs or on film.

    ‘a photogenic child’
    • ‘In a 45-minute harangue in Brussels, flanked by a group of photogenic women bodyguards, he will have caused anxiety to those who have welcomed him back to the fold.’
    • ‘I want to see mummy serving cold baked beans to her photogenic children in their neatly fortified basement, as they listen to the radio for news of daddy.’
    • ‘We were very photogenic, apparently, as we seemed to attract many people with cameras as we congregated in one spot.’
    • ‘Even though I've spent years of my life making other people look their best for photo ops, I myself am probably one of the least photogenic people in the western hemisphere.’
    • ‘A cast of characters - including two photogenic victims, the heartbroken families, the detectives and, most oddly, the killer and his accomplice - had been introduced as they are in every Miss Marple.’
    • ‘A highly photogenic person, Rukmini has been captured at her best, both as a dancer and as a beautiful woman who wore her collection of temple jewellery like a princess.’
    • ‘Kate's really an amazing person in that she does understand the camera and she is photogenic and she understands what it's like to be photographed so I do have big range of photographs of Kate.’
    • ‘Since then, the girl had believed she was not photogenic and gradually developed an inferiority complex.’
    • ‘Despite her perfect bone structure and newly svelte frame, she is not the most photogenic celebrity in the business, often appearing hard and overly made-up in videos and photoshoots.’
    • ‘If you've seen the Merchants of Cool, conventional wisdom is that popular, photogenic people will always be cool and what kids will hope to attain.’
    • ‘I just figured, look, I'm not photogenic anyway, so this'll just be a little worse.’
    • ‘The photogenic couple, who first met on the set of the film Alfie, are now celebrating with a holiday in the Seychelles.’
    • ‘Yet he is reasonably photogenic, cutting a dapper figure in a Western business suit.’
    • ‘Don't know whether people noticed, but the girl who played Summer, the annoying blonde cheerleader, is Hayley Duff, Hilary's slightly less photogenic sister.’
    • ‘Sometimes the less striking, less photogenic fellows can put one over their richer contemporaries.’
    • ‘Sharapova is just 17, and to go along with it, she is also the most photogenic person to appear on a tennis court in years.’
    • ‘Well, I'll tell you, he's got quite a photogenic family.’
    • ‘The dandyish and photogenic candidate regularly upstaged most of the other contenders in the name of art.’
    • ‘Both are suitable for film, and the authors are incredibly photogenic, full of soulful, moody presence.’
    • ‘A furniture salesman from Delaware, he has joined his older and more photogenic brother for the European leg of this promotional tour.’
  • 2Biology
    (of an organism or tissue) producing or emitting light.

    • ‘The photogenic tissue is composed of four cell types each with distinctive morphology which suggests their function.’
    • ‘The ventral, or photogenic layer is the source of the light and is our concern here.’

Pronunciation:

photogenic

/ˌfōdəˈjenik/