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1. southern

adjective. ['ˈsʌðɝn'] in or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line.

Synonyms

  • Dixieland
  • Confederate
  • grey
  • Confederate States
  • Confederacy
  • Confederate States of America
  • gray
  • Dixie

Antonyms

  • Federal
  • blue
  • Yankee
  • north-central

Etymology

  • southerne (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Southern

  • cothern

How do you pronounce southern?

Pronounce southern as ˈsəðərn.

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Example sentences of the word southern


1. Adjective
The southern red oak works well as a lawn tree or shade tree.

Quotes containing the word southern


1. People may think of Southern humor in terms of missing teeth and outhouse accidents, but the best of it is a rich vein running through the best of Southern literature.
- Roy Blount, Jr.

2. There's something about Southern women that is so unique yet so universal. Strong southern women are allowed to be soft and feminine and have a sense of humor. But what I love about Southern women in particular is their universality.
- Connie Britton

3. Texas humor and Southern humor are pretty similar.
- Daniel Woodrell

2. southern

adjective. ['ˈsʌðɝn'] situated in or oriented toward the south.

Synonyms

  • southerly

Antonyms

  • young
  • discolor

Etymology

  • southerne (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. southern

adjective. ['ˈsʌðɝn'] situated in or coming from regions of the south.

Synonyms

  • south
  • meridional
  • austral

Antonyms

  • chromatic
  • terminal
  • Union
  • North

Etymology

  • southerne (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. southern

adjective. ['ˈsʌðɝn'] from the south; used especially of wind.

Synonyms

  • southerly

Antonyms

  • free state
  • chromatic color

Etymology

  • southerne (Middle English (1100-1500))
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