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Definition of masculine adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1having the qualities or appearance considered to be typical of men; connected with or like men He was handsome and strong, and very masculine. That suit makes her look very masculine. compare feminine, male
  2. 2(grammar) belonging to a class of words that refer to male people or animals and often have a special form “He” and “him” are masculine pronouns.
  3. 3(grammar) (in some languages) belonging to a class of nouns, pronouns, or adjectives that have masculinegender, not feminine or neuter The French word for “sun” is masculine.
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