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Definition of "masculine" []

  • Of or relating to men or boys; male. (adjective)
  • Suggestive or characteristic of a man; mannish. See Synonyms at male. (adjective)
  • Grammar Relating or belonging to the gender of words or forms that refer chiefly to males or to things grammatically classified as male. (adjective)
  • Music Ending on an accented beat: a masculine cadence. (adjective)
  • Grammar The masculine gender. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "masculine" in a sentence
  • "So does “Madame Justice” work like a double negative and make the term masculine?"
  • "Her chin was strong, and the total of her face what we call masculine; but when she silently regarded her child, it grew beautiful with the radiant tenderness of protection."
  • "The UAE government has launched a campaign against what it describes as masculine behaviour among women."