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"courtship" in British English

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courtshipnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈkɔːt.ʃɪp/  us   /ˈkɔːrt-/ old-fashioned or formal
the ​time when ​people have a ​romanticrelationship with the ​intention of getting ​married: They had a ​passionate courtship and a ​long, ​lovingmarriage.
(Definition of courtship from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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courtshipnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈkɔrt·ʃɪp, ˈkoʊrt-/ dated
the ​period in which two ​people have a ​romanticrelationship that often ​leads to ​marriage: [C] They were ​married in 1923 after a ​long courtship.
(Definition of courtship from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “courtship”
in Chinese (Simplified) 求爱期, 恋爱期…
in Turkish kur yapma, uzun/kısa süreli evlilik maksadıyla yapılan flört…
in Russian ухаживание…
in Chinese (Traditional) 求愛期, 戀愛期…
in Polish okres narzeczeństwa…
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