Definition of courtly adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɔːtli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrtli//
(formal or literary)
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extremely polite and full of respect, especially in an old-fashioned way He bowed in a very old-fashioned and courtly way. They learnt how to behave and how to speak in a courtly fashion.
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