how to pronounce curtsey


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The above transcription of curtsey is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

curtsey is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of curtsey in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

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meanings of curtsey


  1. A small bow, generally performed by a woman or a girl, where she crosses one calf of her leg behind the other and briefly bends her knees and lowers her body in deference.


  1. To make a curtsey.

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