Feminine - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfemənɪn|  American pronunciation of the word feminine
Brit.  |ˈfɛmɪnɪn|  British pronunciation of the word feminine

noun

- a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to females or to objects classified as female

adjective

- (music or poetry) ending on an unaccented beat or syllable

Examples

The book examines the subject from a feminine perspective.

They've added some feminine touches to the decor.

The feminine form of the Spanish adjective “lindo” is “linda.”

The feminine of the Spanish adjective “lindo” is “linda.”

Dianne loved pretty feminine things.

Amelia's report describes the experience from a feminine point of view.

This season's fashions are very feminine.

...the lace edging on the sleeves gives a blouse a pleasingly feminine look...

A characteristic of the feminine psyche is to seek approval from others.

The feminine touch was evident throughout the house.

It was impossible to resist her feminine wiles.

I felt healthy and very feminine carrying the baby

Is it sensible to think of masculine/feminine as polar opposites (=exactly or completely opposite)?

Girls are socialized into appropriate 'feminine' behavior.

Word forms

noun
singular: feminine
plural: feminines
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