HyperDic: curtsy

English > 3 senses of the word curtsy:
NOUNcommunicationcurtsy, curtseybending the knees
VERBmotioncurtsy, curtseybend the knees in a gesture of respectful greeting
communicationcurtsy, bobmake a curtsy
curtsy > pronunciation
Soundsker'tsiy
Rhymesabsorbency ... Yangtze: 255 rhymes with siy...
English > curtsy: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaningbending the knees; a gesture of respect made by women.
Synonymcurtsey
Broadergesture, motionThe use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
reverenceAn act showing respect (especially a bow or curtsy)
Spanishreverencia
Catalanreverència
Verbscurtsymake a curtsy
curtsybend the knees in a gesture of respectful greeting
English > curtsy: 3 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningBend the knees in a gesture of respectful greeting.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymcurtsey
Broaderbowbend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting
Spanishhacer una reverencia
Nounscurtsybending the knees
English > curtsy: 3 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningmake a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymbob
Entailsbow, bow downbend one's knee or body, or lower one's head
Broadergreet, recognize, recogniseExpress greetings upon meeting someone
Spanishhacer una reverencia
Catalanbalancejar, bellugar
Nounscurtsybending the knees

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