noun \ə-ˈmr, ä-, a-\

: a sexual relationship : a love affair; especially : a secret love affair

Full Definition of AMOUR

:  a usually illicit love affair; also :  lover

Examples of AMOUR

  1. memoirs devoted to accounts of his amours
  2. <in her memoirs the diva candidly recalls her amours with some of opera's best-known tenors and baritones>

Origin of AMOUR

Middle English, love, affection, from Anglo-French, from Old Occitan amor, from Latin, from amare to love
First Known Use: 14th century


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