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Feb 15, 2005
This week's theme
Feminine and masculine forms of words

This week's words
matrocliny
muliebrity
misandry
sororal
matriarch

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muliebrity

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muliebrity (myoo-lee-EB-ri-tee) noun

Womanly qualities; womanhood; femininity.

[From Latin muliebritas (womanhood), from muliebris (womanly), from mulier (woman).]

Virility is the masculine equivalent of the term.

See more usage examples of muliebrity in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"Did anybody glance around the Delta Center during Friday night's first-round IHL playoff game and notice all the muliebrity on hand? Half of the 6,123 spectators in the green seats were wearing heels and perfume."
Gordon Monson; Grizz Keep in Touch With Feminine Side; The Salt Lake Tribune (Utah); Apr 19, 1997.

"Janie's story of personal growth may be charted as one that travels from mules to muliebrity."
Julie A. Haurykiewicz; From Mules to Muliebrity; Southern Literary Journal (Chapel Hill, North Carolina); 1997.

This week's theme: feminine and masculine forms of words.

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