courtship courtship  /ˈkɔr ˌtʃɪp/


  • (n) a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage)



  1. On national television, Charles and Diana engagingly discussed the most widely publicized 'secret' courtship in the history of the court.
  2. So much for the courtship.
  3. Her announcement last fall of a courtship with Tomoya Nagase, the actor and lead singer for Tokio, led the news for days.


  1. Periodical cicadas put on enthralling show

    Early in summer, woods in southeastern Pennsylvania are alive with bird songs. But one day at that time, every 17 years, new sounds are heard. A few trills weave among the trees, then more and more until the combined whining is overwhelming.The courtship pageantry of a brood of periodical cicadas is...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Lancaster Online

  2. In Frogs' Croaks, Volunteer Hears Nature's Pulse

    Half an hour past sunset in rural western Hennepin County, Madeleine Linck strains her ears. She's listening, believe it or not, for the sounds of courtship...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: 5 Eyewitness News St. Paul

  3. “Giving Up the Ghost” by Mary Logue

    So far: Memories of courtship bring comfort. For our first anniversary Richard bought me one dozen roses. For our second, he bought two dozen. And so on.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

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  1. "I think it's fair to say that had I not been a Stevie Wonder fan, Michelle might not have dated me, we might not have married," President Obama said. "The fact that we agreed on Stevie was part of the essence of our courtship."
    on Feb 25, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: BBC News

  2. CSI executive producer Carol Mendelsohn said it took "quite a courtship" to persuade Schreiber to fit the part of Michael Keppler, an East Coast investigator trying to make a new start in Las Vegas, into his schedule.
    on Jan 17, 2007 By: Carol Mendelsohn Source: USA Today

  3. "The Senate isn't a factory. We don't push things down the line," McConnell said. "There is a saying about courtship: Shoot for two, end up with zero. So far, this would be a fitting epitaph for a Congress that has sought to do much but has...
    on Jul 8, 2007 By: Mitch McConnell Source: Washington Post

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