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How to Pronounce curtsy?

Correct pronunciation for the word "curtsy" is [kˈɜːtsi], [kˈɜːtsi], [k_ˈɜː_t_s_i].

"Curtsy" in context

A curtsy is a traditional type of respectful greeting or salutation. It is a brief, alluring, and respectful bow-like gesture, often executed with graceful poise and motion. The origin of the curtsy goes back to the 1700s, when it first became a polite gesture of greeting amongst the aristocracy, and eventually made its way into popular culture.

The modern-day curtsy is a gesture of deference, usually performed by women as a sign of respect and courtesy.

What are similar-sounding words for curtsy?

Usage over time for curtsy:

This graph shows how "curtsy" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Synonyms for Curtsy:


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