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courtly

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adjective court·ly \ˈkȯrt-lē\

Definition of courtly

courtlier

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courtliest

  1. 1a :  of a quality befitting the court :  elegantb :  insincerely flattering

  2. 2 :  favoring the policy or party of the court

courtliness

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Examples of courtly in a sentence

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

15th Century

First Known Use of courtly

15th century


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courtly

adverb court·ly

Definition of courtly

  1. :  in a courtly manner :  politely

Circa 1592

First Known Use of courtly

circa 1592


COURTLY Defined for English Language Learners

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courtly

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adjective court·ly \ˈkȯrt-lē\

Definition of courtly for English Language Learners

  • : polite and graceful in a formal way


COURTLY Defined for Kids

courtly

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adjective court·ly \ˈkȯrt-lē\

Definition of courtly for Students

courtlier

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courtliest

  1. :  polite and graceful in a formal way courtly manners



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