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endearment

noun en·dear·ment \in-ˈdir-mənt\

: a word or phrase that shows love or affection

Full Definition of ENDEARMENT

1
:  a word or an act (as a caress) expressing affection
2
:  the act or process of endearing

Examples of ENDEARMENT

  1. two lovers whispering endearments to each other

First Known Use of ENDEARMENT

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