Feminine ending

Feminine ending

Feminine ending, in grammatical gender, is a term that refers to the final syllable or suffixed letters that mark words as feminine.

It can also refer to:

  • Feminine ending, in meter (poetry), a line of verse that ends with an unstressed syllable
  • Feminine ending or feminine cadence, in music theory, a phrase or movement that ends in an unstressed note or weak cadence (music)
  • Feminine Endings, a 1991 feminist critique by musicologist Susan McClary

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