Definition of gallantry
1 archaic : gallant appearance
2a : an act of marked courtesyb : courteous attention to a ladyc : amorous attention or pursuit
3 : spirited and conspicuous bravery
Examples of gallantry in a Sentence
Many women were charmed by his old-fashioned gallantry.
commended the rescuers for their gallantry
Recent Examples of gallantry from the Web
Andrew has since been awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in battle.
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GALLANTRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gallantry for English Language Learners
: very brave behavior
: polite attention shown by a man to a woman
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