amour

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noun \ə-ˈmu̇r, ä-, a-\

Definition of amour

  1. :  a usually illicit love affair wrote of his amours in his memoirs; also :  lover

Examples of amour in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of amour

Middle English, love, affection, from Anglo-French, from Old Occitan amor, from Latin, from amare to love


First Known Use: 14th century


AMOUR Defined for English Language Learners

amour

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noun \ə-ˈmu̇r, ä-, a-\

Definition of amour for English Language Learners

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



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