Definition of matronly
: having the character of or suitable to a matron
Examples of matronly in a Sentence
She feared she was becoming a matronly old woman.
She wore a matronly blue dress.
Recent Examples of matronly from the Web
Now they are mesmerized by the short, matronly woman in a teal-blue raw-silk jacket, wearing her signature black trousers and sensible walking shoes.
Hawn delivers a matronly, toned-down version of her ditzy shtick, and Schumer, who has yet to find the right footing for her subversive talents in the movies, dutifully enacts her own potty-mouthed persona.
Rosy and warm, Isabelle Pichler is the matronly Mrs. Potts.
In The Dick Van Dyke Show, where Moore played suburban housewife extraordinaire Laura Petrie (though there was nothing matronly or happy hostess about her in her capri pants, ballet flats, and dance leotards) to Dick Van Dyke’s Rob Petrie.
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First Known Use of matronly
MATRONLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of matronly for English Language Learners
: like or suitable for an older married woman
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