Part of speech: adjective

Belonging to or characteristic of womankind; womanly.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "feminine":

  1. Perhaps ten minutes elapsed before Penny and Jerry heard a feminine voice speaking. - "Danger at the Drawbridge", Mildred A. Wirt.
  2. I assume, that there are in English the three genders, masculine, feminine, and neuter, and no more; and that every noun and every pronoun must needs be of some gender; consequently, of some one of these three. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.
  3. She had made her sacrifice willingly, had offered up her fair name, her every feminine instinct of honour and modesty upon the altar of her love. - "The Tangled Skein", Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy.