Definition of matronly in English:

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matronly

Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪtr(ə)nli/

adjective

Characteristic of an older married woman, especially in being staid or rather fat: she was beginning to look matronly
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  • Nevertheless, her plain delivery stripped of vocal runs, trills and decorations can make her long baroque arias sound staid and matronly.
  • I was beginning to feel rather matronly, and now I'm back to the weight I've always been.
  • Many deemed it too figure-hugging and too young, emphasising what looked suspiciously like a matronly figure, but it demonstrated nonetheless that this was a woman not afraid to experiment with her look.

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