courtly Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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uk   /ˈkɔː  us   /ˈkɔːrt-/
polite and ​formal in ​behaviour
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of courtly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “courtly”
in Chinese (Simplified) 有礼貌的, 有教养的, 彬彬有礼的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有禮貌的, 有教養的, 彬彬有禮的…
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