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curtsy

curt·sy [or] curt·sey

curtsy [or] curtsey

 
 
pronunciation:
kuhrt si
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: curtseys, curtsies
definition: a formal gesture of respect, made by girls and women, in which the body is lowered slightly by bending the knees while, often, one foot extends behind the other; counterpart of a bow by boys and men.
Before they danced, the men bowed and the women made a curtsy.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: curtseyed, curtseying, curtseys, curtsied, curtsies, curtsying
definition: to execute a curtsy.
She curtsied before the Queen.
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