Definition of ladyly in US English:

ladyly

(also ladily)

adjective

rare
  • Befitting or characteristic of a lady; noble; ladylike.

adverb

rare
  • In a manner befitting or characteristic of a lady; in a noble or ladylike way.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Pearl. From lady + -ly. In later use probably after lordly, gentlemanly<br>Middle English; earliest use found in Ancrene Riwle. From lady + -ly.

Pronunciation

ladyly

/ˈleɪdɪli/