(adjective, adverb)


1. Having the authority, wisdom, power, and intelligence of an experienced woman.

- her matronly figure

Similar word(s): feminine, womanly

Sentences with matronly as an adjective:

- The matronly woman cared for the sick orphan.

- ...the matronly upper arms girls know about life and love and losing... Janeane Garofalo

- Gone is her matronly gray frizzy hair and those bushy brows, frumpy frock and old lady pearls. [1]


1. In the manner of a matron.