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mysterious adj
1 of an obscure nature; "the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms"; "a deep dark secret"; "the inscrutible workings of Providence"; "in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"- Rachel Carson; "rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands" [syn: cryptic, cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mystifying]
2 having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding; "mysterious symbols"; "the mystical style of Blake"; "occult lore"; "the secret learning of the ancients" [syn: mystic, mystical, occult, secret, orphic]

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  • IPA: /mɪstiəɹiəs/
  • SAMPA: /mIsti@ri@s/


  1. of unknown origin
  2. has unknown qualities

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"Mysterious" is Jentina's third and final single from her self-titled album Jentina, released only in Italy. Plans were made for a UK release, but eventually cancelled.
A music video was made for this single, with a futuristic theme. The video was mostly computerized with Jentina singing in many different locations, and appearing in many different magazines.


  1. Mysterious
  2. Mysterious [The Vanden Plas Remix]
  3. Mysterious [James Ford Remix]
  4. Mysterious [Return to The Stone Age Mix]

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