Definition of courtly in English:

courtly

Line breaks: court¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːtli
 
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adjective (courtlier, courtliest)

Derivatives

courtliness

noun
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  • The occasional courtliness of his manner has produced many forgettable poems, but he has no nostalgia for or tolerance of the disastrous grand narratives of the masters of Modernism.
  • The Italian greets me with great courtliness: first relieving me of my burdens, then bowing gracefully, his lips remaining just a hair's breadth above my extended hand.
  • I bet it also gave him an air of courtliness that helped him get people to talk - the kind he wanted to hear.

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