chivalresque

adjective

chiv·​al·​resque
¦shivəl¦resk,
shə̇¦valə¦resk
variants or chevaleresque
shə̇¦valə¦resk,
F shəvȧlresk
1
: of, relating to, or befitting chivalry
chivalresque knights
chivalresque manners
2
: having the spirit or manners of chivalry
a chivalresque romance
a chivalresque gentleman

Word History

Etymology

chivalry + -esque (after French chevaleresque, after Italian cavalleresco

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“Chivalresque.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chivalresque. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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