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American English: /ˈfɛmənən/
British English: /ˈfɛmɪnɪn/

Translation of feminine in Spanish:


  • 1 (of or like a woman) (hygiene/protection)
    íntimo [euphemistic]
    Example sentences
    • A subtle feminine touch is given by using soft shades and delicate embroidery.
    • The pink also gives it a more feminine and ladylike quality.
    • It had a feminine girlish quality in the cut, but a bold, womanly quality in color.
    Example sentences
    • Removing the board gently, he reached down into the hollow and retrieved a bundle of papers covered edge-to-edge in a pretty, feminine hand.
    • They were pretty eyes, almost feminine, he decided, and it was probably that.
    • The feminine side of me wants humanistic evaluations of interesting female people in the news, written by well-bred, well educated women.
  • 2 (Linguistics)
    Example sentences
    • To be sure, it may be the case, in a gender language, that male and female persons will be designated by nouns of masculine and feminine gender, respectively.
    • English is a great language - no masculine and feminine nouns, fewer tenses to our verbs and loads of nouns.
    • A college class was discussing the fact that nouns in some foreign languages are either of masculine or feminine gender.


  • 1 countable (noun etc)
    Example sentences
    • A noun that is classified as feminine in one language might be masculine in another.
    • Even today we refer to objects like ships in the feminine!
    • After a long time, Michel fell asleep thinking about how the boat itself was named after a man, yet was always referred to in the feminine.
  • 2 (gender) (in) the feminine
    (en) el femenino
    Example sentences
    • The Catholic understanding of the feminine would be lost forever if the Church had a female priesthood.
    • In discussing drag, we talk about challenging the audience's conception of gender, or recovering the male performer's sense of the feminine.
    • Early in the film, Janice's transgressions already resonate on a specific historical level and tap into older notions regarding the feminine.
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