Gallant - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡælənt|  American pronunciation of the word gallant
Brit.  |ˈɡælənt|  British pronunciation of the word gallant

noun

- a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance (syn: beau, clotheshorse, dandy, dude, fop, sheik, swell)
- a man who attends or escorts a woman (syn: squire)

adjective

- unflinching in battle or action
- lively and spirited (syn: dashing)
- having or displaying great dignity or nobility(syn: lofty, majestic, proud)
- being attentive to women like an ideal knight (syn: chivalrous, knightly)

Examples

...he was quite a gallant, primping more than either of his sisters...

...she had a whole host of gallants vying for her hand in marriage...

The defenders of the fort made a gallant stand.

They failed to reach the summit, but they made a gallant attempt.

He greeted her with a gallant bow.

He offered her his seat in a gallant gesture.

It was gallant of him to say that.

He used to gallant her in his youth.

a gallant attempt to save lives

put up a gallant resistance to the attackers

...ever the gallant, he bought an enormous bouquet of flowers for his ladylove...

...a romanticized portrait of a bygone era of beauteous Southern belles and their gallant swains...

...my favorite stories are about gallant knights and fair maidens in the days of yore...

Word forms

noun
singular: gallant
plural: gallants
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