coy adjective (SECRET)
coy adjective (MODEST)
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adverb uk /ˈkɔɪ.li/ us /ˈkɔɪ.li/
She smiled coyly.
noun [ U ] uk /ˈkɔɪ.nəs/ us /ˈkɔɪ.nəs/
(Definition of “coy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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