a final inflection or suffix designating that a word belongs to the masculine gender.
a stressed syllable that ends a line of verse.
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How to use masculine ending in a sentence
The reader will at once be impressed with the regularity of the masculine ending.Francis Beaumont: Dramatist | Charles Mills Gayley
Note how a masculine ending in a affects the initial of the adjective as if it were a feminine.A Handbook of the Cornish Language | Henry Jenner
The three-foot line has naturally in most instances a masculine ending, but lines also occasionally occur with feminine rhyme.A History of English Versification | Jakob Schipper
British Dictionary definitions for masculine ending
prosody a stressed syllable at the end of a line of verse: Compare feminine ending
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