how to pronounce coy

/ˈkɔɪ/

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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

adjective:

  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.

verb:

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

noun:

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

name:

  1. A surname​.

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