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photogenic (adj.)

1839, "produced or caused by light," from photo- "light" + -genic "produced by." Originally in photogenic drawing, the early term for "photography;" meaning "photographing well" is first attested 1928, from photo- as short for "photograph."

updated on April 25, 2017

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Definitions of photogenic from WordNet

photogenic (adj.)
looking attractive in photographs;
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