curtsey : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  bending the knees; a gesture of respect made by women
  • v  bend the knees in a gesture of respectful greeting

  • The First Lady of the United States is not required to curtsey before her or any other crowned head.
  • 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.
  • Last week Miss Dawes, luckier than King Edward, was able to advance upon Their Majesties, curtsey to the King, curtsey to the Queen, and retire in good order.

  • Serena Williams in Bloomberg
    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."
  • Ada Yonath in Ynetnews
    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....

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