[mey-truh n-lee] /ˈmeɪ trən li/

of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a ; maturely dignified; stately.
characteristic of or suitable for a .
of, characteristic of, or suitable for a matron; staid and dignified in a manner associated with a middle-aged, usually plump, woman

1580s (adv.), 1650s (adj.), from matron + -ly (2). An earlier adjective was matron-like (1570s).


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