curtsey curtsey


  1. (n) bending the knees; a gesture of respect made by women
  2. (v) bend the knees in a gesture of respectful greeting



  1. The First Lady of the United States is not required to curtsey before her or any other crowned head.
  2. When Dorothy Thompson was about ten her stepmother used to call her and her younger brother and sister into the parlor and make them bow and curtsey to visitors.
  3. American women who curtsey three times at Court.


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  1. "My curtsey is really fun," Williams, a 12-time major champion, said in a news conference earlier in the week. "It's something that she'll definitely never forget."
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Serena Williams Source: Bloomberg

  2. Yonath explained, "Today we will rehearse how to go up and down the steps. Everyone laughs at me when I tell them about the rehearsals. It really is funny; everything is so meticulous. During the rehearsals, we learn how to curtsey before the king....
    on Dec 9, 2009 By: Ada Yonath Source: Ynetnews

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