Word Of The Day – gallant

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gallantAudio PronunciationGAL-unt
DEFINITION
adjective
:
showy in dress or bearing : smart
2
:
splendid, stately
:
spirited, brave
:
nobly chivalrous and often self-sacrificing
:
courteously and elaborately attentive especially to ladies
EXAMPLES
The climbers made a gallant attempt but failed to reach the summit of the great mountain.
“Every year, crowds massed to watch a vivid reenactment of the 1777 Battle of Germantown, George Washington’s gallant but failed attack on British troops holed up at Cliveden.” — From an article by Stephan Salisbury in The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 3, 2012

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