Dictionary.com

matronly

[ mey-truhn-lee ]
/ ˈmeɪ trən li /
Save This Word!

adjective

of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a matron; maturely dignified; stately.
characteristic of or suitable for a matron.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of matronly

First recorded in 1650–60; matron + -ly
ma·tron·li·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for matronly

matronly
/ (ˈmeɪtrənlɪ) /

adjective

of, characteristic of, or suitable for a matron; staid and dignified in a manner associated with a middle-aged, usually plump, woman
matronliness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Learning At Home Just Got Easier!