curtsey


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curt·sy

or curt·sey  (kûrt′sē)
n. pl. curt·sies or curt·seys
A gesture of respect or reverence made chiefly by women by bending the knees with one foot forward and lowering the body.
intr.v. curt·sied, curt·sy·ing, curt·sies or curt·seyed or curt·sey·ing or curt·seys
To make a curtsy.

[Variant of courtesy.]

curt•sy

(ˈkɜrt si)

n., pl. -sies, n.
1. a respectful bow made by women, consisting of bending the knees and lowering the body.
v.i.
2. to make a curtsy.
[1520–30; variant of courtesy]

curtsey


Past participle: curtseyed
Gerund: curtseying

Imperative
curtsey
curtsey
Present
I curtsey
you curtsey
he/she/it curtseys
we curtsey
you curtsey
they curtsey
Preterite
I curtseyed
you curtseyed
he/she/it curtseyed
we curtseyed
you curtseyed
they curtseyed
Present Continuous
I am curtseying
you are curtseying
he/she/it is curtseying
we are curtseying
you are curtseying
they are curtseying
Present Perfect
I have curtseyed
you have curtseyed
he/she/it has curtseyed
we have curtseyed
you have curtseyed
they have curtseyed
Past Continuous
I was curtseying
you were curtseying
he/she/it was curtseying
we were curtseying
you were curtseying
they were curtseying
Past Perfect
I had curtseyed
you had curtseyed
he/she/it had curtseyed
we had curtseyed
you had curtseyed
they had curtseyed
Future
I will curtsey
you will curtsey
he/she/it will curtsey
we will curtsey
you will curtsey
they will curtsey
Future Perfect
I will have curtseyed
you will have curtseyed
he/she/it will have curtseyed
we will have curtseyed
you will have curtseyed
they will have curtseyed
Future Continuous
I will be curtseying
you will be curtseying
he/she/it will be curtseying
we will be curtseying
you will be curtseying
they will be curtseying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been curtseying
you have been curtseying
he/she/it has been curtseying
we have been curtseying
you have been curtseying
they have been curtseying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been curtseying
you will have been curtseying
he/she/it will have been curtseying
we will have been curtseying
you will have been curtseying
they will have been curtseying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been curtseying
you had been curtseying
he/she/it had been curtseying
we had been curtseying
you had been curtseying
they had been curtseying
Conditional
I would curtsey
you would curtsey
he/she/it would curtsey
we would curtsey
you would curtsey
they would curtsey
Past Conditional
I would have curtseyed
you would have curtseyed
he/she/it would have curtseyed
we would have curtseyed
you would have curtseyed
they would have curtseyed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.curtsey - bending the kneescurtsey - bending the knees; a gesture of respect made by women
reverence - an act showing respect (especially a bow or curtsy)
motion, gesture - the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
Verb1.curtsey - bend the knees in a gesture of respectful greeting
bow - bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting; "He bowed before the King"
Translations
انحِناءة بِثَنْي الرُّكْبتينينْحَني
hnébeyging kvenna, hneiginghneigja sig
reveransstaisīt reveransu
úklonukloniť sa

curtsey

curtsy [ˈkɜːtsɪ]
A. Nreverencia f
to drop or make a curts(e)yhacer una reverencia
B. VIhacer una reverencia (to a)

curtsey

, (US) curtsy
nKnicks m; (to royalty) → Hofknicks m; to drop a curts(e)yeinen Knicks/Hofknicks machen
viknicksen (→ to vor +dat)

curtsy,

curtsey

(ˈkəːtsi) plural ˈcurtsies noun
a bow made by women by bending the knees.
verb
to make a curtsy. She curtsied to the queen.
References in classic literature ?
It's father as calls me Sissy, sir,' returned the young girl in a trembling voice, and with another curtsey.
She did not wait for Alice to curtsey this time, but walked on quickly to the next peg, where she turned for a moment to say
and she tried to curtsey as she spoke--fancy CURTSEYING as you're falling through the air
She appeared to be dazzled by the sudden blaze of light, and after dropping a curtsey, she stood blinking at us with her bleared eyes and fumbling in her pocket with nervous, shaky fingers.
When they parted, Lady Catherine, with great condescension, wished them a good journey, and invited them to come to Hunsford again next year; and Miss de Bourgh exerted herself so far as to curtsey and hold out her hand to both.
She saw that girls of Kitty's age formed some sort of clubs, went to some sort of lectures, mixed freely in men's society; drove about the streets alone, many of them did not curtsey, and, what was the most important thing, all the girls were firmly convinced that to choose their husbands was their own affair, and not their parents'.
The duchess and the duke expressed the greatest satisfaction, the car began to move on, and as it passed the fair Dulcinea bowed to the duke and duchess and made a low curtsey to Sancho.
And here's a candle, Mum, and if you please, Mum, I can show you her room, Mum, and the press in the housekeeper's room, Mum, where she keeps heaps and heaps of things, Mum," cried out the eager little Hester with a profusion of curtseys.
She curtseyed to him (young ladies made curtseys in those days), with a pretty desire to convey to him that she felt how much older and wiser he was than she.
Bread dropped her wrinkled eyelids as if she were curtseying; but the curtsey stopped there; the occasion was too grave.
4 THE Guide Pack at the Palace was not a success, because the other members were expected to curtsey to Elizabeth at all times.
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