how to pronounce curtsey

/ˈkɜːt.si/

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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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kɜːtsi

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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

noun:

  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.

verb:

  1. To make a curtsey.

words with pronunciation similar to curtsey

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