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Definition of feminine adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1having the qualities or appearance considered to be typical of women; connected with women That dress makes you look very feminine. He had delicate, almost feminine, features. the traditional feminine role compare female, masculine
  2. 2(grammar) belonging to a class of words that refer to female people or animals and often have a special form Some people prefer not to use the feminine form “actress” and use the word “actor” for both sexes.
  3. 3(grammar) (in some languages) belonging to a class of nouns, pronouns, or adjectives that have femininegender not masculine or neuter The French word for “table” is feminine.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: feminine

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