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mas•cu•line(ˈmæs kyə lɪn)
Male means 'relating to the sex that cannot have babies'. You can use male as an adjective to describe either people or animals.
You can use male as a noun to refer to an animal.
In scientific contexts, male is sometimes used as a noun to refer to men or boys.
People sometimes use male to talk about men, in order to avoid using 'man' or 'boy'.
Masculine means 'typical of men, rather than women'.
Don't use 'masculine' to talk about animals.
|Noun||1.||masculine - a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to males or to objects classified as male|
|Adj.||1.||masculine - of grammatical gender|
masculine - associated with men and not with women
feminine - of grammatical gender
neuter - of grammatical gender; "`it' is the third-person singular neuter pronoun"
|2.||masculine - associated with men and not with women|
male - being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation; "a male infant"; "a male holly tree"
masculine - of grammatical gender
feminine - associated with women and not with men; "feminine intuition"
|3.||masculine - (music or poetry) ending on an accented beat or syllable; "a masculine cadence"; "the masculine rhyme of `annoy, enjoy'"|
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner