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masculine - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'masculine' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Masculine [ a.]
- Of the male sex; not female.
- Having the qualities of a man; suitable to, or characteristic of, a man; virile; not feminine or effeminate; strong; robust.
- Belonging to males; appropriated to, or used by, males.
- Having the inflections of, or construed with, words pertaining especially to male beings, as distinguished from feminine and neuter. See Gender.

Meaning of 'masculine' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . masculine [ a]
Meaning (1):
- of grammatical gender
Example in sentence:
  • `it' is the third-person singular neuter pronoun
2 . masculine [ s]
Meaning (2):
- (music or poetry) ending on an accented beat or syllable
Example in sentence:
  • a masculine cadence;
  • the masculine rhyme of `annoy, enjoy'