Frankenstein - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfræŋkənstaɪn|
Brit.  |ˈfraŋk(ə)nstʌɪn|

noun

- an agency that escapes control and destroys its creator (syn: frankenstein)
- the monster created by Frankenstein in a gothic novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (the creator's name is commonly used to refer to his creation) (syn: frankenstein)
- the fictional Swiss scientist who was the protagonist in a gothic novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; he created a monster from parts of corpses (syn: frankenstein)

Examples

Mary Shelley was just 18 when she wrote the horror masterpiece 'Frankenstein'.

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