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masculine

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

Definition of masculine

1 a :male
  • masculine members of the choir
b :having qualities appropriate to or usually associated with a man
  • a masculine voice
2 :of, relating to, or constituting the gender that ordinarily includes most words or grammatical forms referring to males
  • masculine nouns
3 a :having or occurring in a stressed final syllable
  • masculine rhyme
b :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

Definition of masculine

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


MASCULINE Defined for English Language Learners

masculine

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

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

Definition of masculine for Students

1 :of the male sex
2 :characteristic of or relating to men :male
  • a masculine voice

Medical Dictionary

masculine

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

medical Definition of masculine

1 :male 1
2 :having the qualities distinctive of or appropriate to a male
3 :having a mannish bearing or quality


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