Translation of curtsy in Spanish:

curtsy

reverencia, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkəːtsi//ˈkərtsi/

nounPlural curtsies

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    (que hacen las mujeres agachándose) reverencia feminine
    to make / drop a curtsy to sb hacerle una reverencia a algn
    • Each of the girls dipped a small curtsy when their name was called.
    • I approached my father as usual, and fell in to a deep curtsy before his feet.
    • ‘I apologize, my lord,’ the girl said with a curtsy.
    • Kurono did a formal bow, while Kaia did a curtsy.
    • Leave us, Monique,’ she waved her hand at the maid, who bobbed a curtsy and hurried out.
    • They both smiled, and Cassandra managed a curtsey in greetings.
    • Breaking the silence, Clarice appeared and greeted Imogene with a curtsey.
    • Each girl gave a little curtsy and Joss wanted to laugh.
    • She gave the Unicorn a formal curtsey, feeling rather foolish for doing so.
    • Traditional gestures of salutation such as the bow and the curtsey only gradually gave way to the handshake.
    • A little maid rushed to the door and bobbed a curtsy.
    • A young seventeen year old boy bowed next to him, while a thirteen year old girl did a curtsy.
    • With a slight curtsey, the girl left, shutting the door behind her.
    • Turning around, she gave a formal curtsy to the Lord of Ghent.
    • Shalott stepped from the chariot and gave a formal curtsy.
    • At the final curtsey, everyone was facing the front… except for her.
    • ‘I am innocent, sir,’ she said with a small curtsy, ‘Do I look like a girl who would thieve?’
    • Triliny grinned and walked up to Kathryn, giving a slight curtsy and smiling at the girl's expression of disgust.
    • I could hear the rustle of the maid's woolen skirts as she bobbed a curtsy.
    • As your arm comes forward to deliver the bowl your right knee rests on the heel of your left foot; you are doing a deep curtsey.

intransitive verbcurtsied, curtsies, curtsying

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    hacer una reverencia
    to curtsy to sb hacerle una reverencia a algn
    • ‘I thought tennis had had enough of manners,’ he writes, ‘of bowing and curtsying to rich people who didn't pay taxes.’
    • Laughing, she curtsied and let him lead her onto the dance floor.
    • Why do all these people keep bowing and curtsying and such?
    • ‘Your Grace,’ I murmured, curtsying to Cameron.
    • ‘Good day, Lord Cecil,’ she murmured at last, curtsying prettily and continuing to blush as he continued to scrutinize her.
    • She curtseyed in return before they swept out onto the dance floor.
    • And then, within a matter of months, people were bowing to her, people were curtsying to her, people were looking at everything she wore, analyzing everything.
    • Jocelyn, looking quite small on the large stage, curtsied and blushed though she was used to all the attention by now.
    • ‘Yes, your highness,’ she said, curtsying as best she could.
    • When the case began, the court clerk may not have gone as far as curtsying, but she still addressed her Royal highness as ‘Ma'am’.
    • It sounded like a book that would teach me how to be a proper lady, complete with frilly lace, curtsying and a lot of time spent being meek.
    • Many of the purses were handed to the Princess by children who curtsied shyly and shook hands.
    • I politely curtsied and hurried off the stage to meet up with my friends.
    • ‘Yes,’ I said, curtsying to him as we finished the dance.
    • ‘Why thank you sir,’ I said playing along by curtsying.
    • ‘Happy Birthday, your highness,’ I said, curtsying and lowering my head.
    • ‘Hello, your highness,’ she said, curtsying quickly.
    • ‘Yes, Mother,’ Violet replied, curtsying and breaking into the smile which transformed her face into loveliness before flinging her arms around her mother.
    • ‘I am her daughter,’ I replied, curtsying slightly.
    • ‘Thank you,’ I said curtsying mockingly as we both laughed.