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adjective court·ly \ˈkrt-lē\

: polite and graceful in a formal way

court·li·ercourt·li·est

Full Definition of COURTLY

1
a :  of a quality befitting the court :  elegant
b :  insincerely flattering
2
:  favoring the policy or party of the court
court·li·ness noun
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Examples of COURTLY

  1. <his courtly manners made him a favorite escort of widowed socialites>

First Known Use of COURTLY

15th century

Rhymes with COURTLY

2courtly

adverb

Definition of COURTLY

:  in a courtly manner :  politely

First Known Use of COURTLY

circa 1592
COURTLY Defined for Kids

courtly

adjective court·ly \ˈkrt-lē\
court·li·ercourt·li·est

Definition of COURTLY for Kids

:  polite and graceful in a formal way <courtly manners>

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