What does the word matronly mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Of or like a matron.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Matronhood.

Usage examples for matronly

  1. She was younger than he, yet her acquired calmness had given her a matronly air and made her the one to assume protection and a gentle way of giving. – Country Neighbors by Alice Brown
  2. " I thought you might have a headache, you look so pale," she says, with a matronly air. – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  3. He was met at the station by his sister, a large, matronly woman who invariably set the world whizzing backward for Langmaid; so completely did she typify the contentment, the point of view of an age gone by. – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009