gallantry

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noun gal·lant·ry \ˈga-lən-trē\

Definition of gallantry

plural

gallantries

  1. 1 archaic :  gallant appearance

  2. 2 a :  an act of marked courtesy b :  courteous attention to a lady c :  amorous attention or pursuit

  3. 3 :  spirited and conspicuous bravery

Examples of gallantry in a sentence

  1. Many women were charmed by his old-fashioned gallantry.

  2. <commended the rescuers for their gallantry>

1613

First Known Use of gallantry

1613


GALLANTRY Defined for English Language Learners

gallantry

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noun gal·lant·ry \ˈga-lən-trē\

Definition of gallantry for English Language Learners

  • : very brave behavior

  • : polite attention shown by a man to a woman


GALLANTRY Defined for Kids

gallantry

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noun gal·lant·ry \ˈga-lən-trē\

Definition of gallantry for Students

  1. 1 :  courageous behavior :  bravery <He showed gallantry in battle.>

  2. 2 :  polite attention shown to women



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