Pronunciation: (kôrt'lē, kōrt'-), [key]
—adj., -li•er, -li•est,
1. polite, refined, or elegant: courtly manners.
2. flattering; obsequious.
3. noting, pertaining to, or suitable for the court of a sovereign.
in a courtly manner; politely or flatteringly.
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