courtship

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Pronunciation[change]

  • Hyphenation: court‧ship

Noun[change]

Singular
courtship

Plural
courtships

  1. (countable & uncountable) Courtship is the period leading up to mating or marriage. The term can be applied to humans and animals.
    After a long courtship they got married.
    Courtship display is a set of behaviours leading up to mating in birds.