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
Two Inuit women, one young and tall, one round and matronly, sang from deep inside their lungs, making a percussive, panting sound, each jumping in as the other gathered her breath.
Bundled in a dark fur coat and hat, Mrs. Aristova, a matronly English teacher, reflected on the two twists in what is expected to be a romp by President Vladimir V. Putin to a fourth presidential term.
The surrounding players are exaggerated, one-note caricatures; Barrie’s wife is a superficial shrew, her lover is a fop, the grandmother is stern and matronly, the promoter has a perpetual glint in his eye and the actors are campy.
Princess Diana, in a conservative blue skirt suit and neck-tie blouse, was painted as matronly and traditional.
The first Cindy image, on a T-shirt dress, had a reverse of matronly lipsticked mouths appliquéd on pale blue silk.
That Jason Wu dress that’s somewhat matronly and straight out of Mad Men?
Kevin’s 23 distinct alters include the effeminate fashionista Barry; the creepy neat freak Dennis; the matronly den mother Patricia; and an inquisitive, hip-hop-loving 9-year-old with a lisp named Hedwig.
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.
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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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