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ˈkɔrt li, ˈkoʊrt-court·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. courtly, formal, statelyadjective

    refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court

    "a courtly gentleman"


  1. courtlyadjective

    Suitable for a royal court; refined, dignified.

    Etymology: From court + -ly.

  2. courtlyadjective

    Obsequious, flattering.

    Etymology: From court + -ly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Courtlyadjective

    relating or belonging to a court

    Etymology: [From Court.]

  2. Courtlyadjective

    elegant; polite; courtlike; flattering

    Etymology: [From Court.]

  3. Courtlyadjective

    disposed to favor the great; favoring the policy or party of the court; obsequious

    Etymology: [From Court.]

  4. Courtlyadverb

    in the manner of courts; politely; gracefully; elegantly

    Etymology: [From Court.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of courtly in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of courtly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of courtly in a Sentence

  1. James Burke:

    Courtly love-poetry may first have been written during long periods of abstinence on the Crusades, but it would not have flourished in the cold of northern Europe without some help from the chimney.

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