Definition of 'courtly'
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He apparently made a charming studio companion with his courtly manners and elegant conversation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It necessarily uses the conventions and language of courtly love. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)The ambiguities of courtly love were supposed to have prepared him for the veiled language of international diplomacy. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)Please let no one tell her courtly lover Quinn. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The early scenes of courtly intrigue are slow, but things liven up on the battlefields of France. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Used Occasionally. courtly is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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