how to pronounce coy


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coy is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of coy in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… david kent coy set this up for us and …”

meanings of coy


  1. Pretending shyness or modesty, especially in an insincere or flirtatious way.
  2. Soft, gentle, hesitating.
  3. Reluctant to give details about something sensitive; notably prudish.
  4. Quiet, reserved, modest.
  5. Bashful, shy, retiring.


  1. To calm or soothe.
  2. To allure; to decoy.
  3. To caress, pet; to coax, entice.


  1. A trap from which waterfowl may be hunted.
  2. A company.


  1. A surname​.

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