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love affair

noun

Simple Definition of love affair

  • : a romantic or sexual relationship especially between two people who are not married to each other

  • : a feeling of great interest in and enthusiasm for something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of love affair

  1. 1 :  a romantic attachment or episode between lovers

  2. 2 :  a lively enthusiasm <America's love affair with baseball>

Examples of love affair in a sentence

  1. <the tabloids feel obliged to keep us informed of the love affairs of celebrities, whether we care to know or not>

  2. <a group of young men united by their love affair with the muscle car>



1591

First Known Use of love affair

1591


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