masculine Definition

  • 1having qualities or appearance traditionally associated with men, especially strength and aggressiveness
  • 2belonging to the male sex

Using masculine: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "masculine" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He had a deep, masculine voice.

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    The movie was full of masculine energy and action.

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    The company has a very masculine culture.

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    Masculine pronouns are used to refer to male individuals.

masculine Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for masculine

Antonyms for masculine

Idioms Using masculine

  • be a man's man

    to be a man who is admired by other men for his masculinity and toughness


    He's a man's man, always ready to take on any challenge.

  • the strong, silent type

    a man who is physically and emotionally strong but does not show his emotions


    He's the strong, silent type, never complaining or showing weakness.

  • a man who is aggressively masculine in his behavior, attitudes, and beliefs


    He's such a macho man, always trying to prove how tough he is.

Phrases with masculine

  • a rhyme that matches only one syllable, usually at the end of the line


    The words 'car' and 'far' form a masculine rhyme.

  • masculine noun

    a noun that denotes a male person or animal


    The word 'king' is a masculine noun.

  • a letter or group of letters added to the end of a word to indicate masculine gender


    In Spanish, the '-o' ending is often used to indicate masculine gender.

Origins of masculine

from Latin 'masculinus', from 'masculus' meaning 'male'


Summary: masculine in Brief

The term 'masculine' [ˈmæskjəlɪn] refers to qualities or appearance traditionally associated with men, such as strength and aggressiveness. It can also denote belonging to the male sex, as in 'Masculine pronouns are used to refer to male individuals.' The term extends into phrases like 'be a man's man,' and idioms like 'the strong, silent type,' denoting physical and emotional strength, and 'macho man,' implying aggressive masculinity.