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"gallant" in British English

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gallantadjective

uk   /ˈɡæl.ənt/ us   /ɡəˈlænt/
gallantly
adverb uk   /ˈɡæl.ənt.li/ us   /ɡəˈlænt.li/
gallantry
noun [U] uk   /ˈɡæl.ən.tri/ us   /ˈɡæl.ən.tri/
The speech praised those who had displayed gallantry in the liberation of their country.
(Definition of gallant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gallant" in American English

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gallantadjective

us   /ˈɡæl·ənt/
  • gallant adjective (BRAVE)

showing no fear of dangerous or difficult things: She made a gallant effort to win, even if her effort fell short.

gallantadjective

us   /ɡəˈlɑnt, -ˈlænt, ˈɡæl·ənt/
  • gallant adjective (POLITE)

(of a man) polite to women, esp. when in public: He was always charming and gallant toward women.
(Definition of gallant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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