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masculine

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adjective mas·cu·line \ˈmas-kyə-lən\

Definition of masculine

  1. 1a :  male masculine members of the choirb :  having qualities appropriate to or usually associated with a man a masculine voice

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or constituting the gender that ordinarily includes most words or grammatical forms referring to males masculine nouns

  3. 3a :  having or occurring in a stressed final syllable masculine rhymeb :  having the final chord occurring on a strong beat masculine cadence

masculinely

adverb

masculinity

play \ˌmas-kyə-ˈli-nə-tē\ noun

Examples of masculine in a Sentence

  1. The living room is decorated in a more masculine style than the bedroom.

  2. He is a pronoun of the masculine gender.

  3. The masculine form of the Spanish adjective linda is lindo.

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Origin and Etymology of masculine

Middle English masculin, from Latin masculinus, from masculus, noun, male, diminutive of mas male


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masculine

noun mas·cu·line

Definition of masculine

  1. 1 :  the masculine gender

  2. 2 :  a noun, pronoun, adjective, or inflectional form or class of the masculine gender

  3. 3 :  a male person

Examples of masculine in a Sentence

  1. The masculine of the Spanish adjective linda is lindo.

Origin and Etymology of masculine

see 1masculine


MASCULINE Defined for English Language Learners

masculine

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adjective

Definition of masculine for English Language Learners

  • : of, relating to, or suited to men or boys

  • grammar in some languages : of or belonging to the class of words (called a gender) that ordinarily includes most of the words referring to males

masculine

noun

Definition of masculine for English Language Learners

  • grammar in some languages : a word or form of the masculine gender


MASCULINE Defined for Kids

masculine

play
adjective mas·cu·line \ˈmas-kyə-lən\

Definition of masculine for Students

  1. 1 :  of the male sex

  2. 2 :  characteristic of or relating to men :  male a masculine voice


Medical Dictionary

masculine

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adjective mas·cu·line \ˈmas-kyə-lən\

Medical Definition of masculine

  1. 1:  male 1

  2. 2:  having the qualities distinctive of or appropriate to a male

  3. 3:  having a mannish bearing or quality



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