Pronunciation: (vir'ul or, esp. Brit., -īl),[key] —adj. 1. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or befitting a man; masculine; manly: virile strength. 2. having or exhibiting masculine energy, forcefulness, or strength in a marked degree.
3. characterized by a vigorous, masculine spirit: a virile literary style. 4. of, pertaining to, or capable of procreation.