Words at Play : Top 10 Words for Valentine's Day

#3: Amour

Definition:

a usually illicit love affair

Example:

"[T]he story of John Tschirhart is one that you would only expect to see in a compelling, haunting movie about romance, amour, passion and heartbreak..." – Dorian de Wind, The Huffington Post, Nov 9, 2010

About the word:

In 2010, a poll of linguists rated amour – the French word for "love," simple and sweet – the most romantic word in the world. In English, the word gains drama and loses innocence.

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