amour

noun \ ə-ˈmu̇r , ä- , a- \

Definition of amour

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of amour

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

AMOUR Defined for English Language Learners

amour

noun

Definition of amour for English Language Learners

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



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