dalliance

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noun dal·li·ance \ˈda-lē-ən(t)s\

Definition of dalliance

  1. :  an act of dallying : such asa :  play; especially :  amorous play had dalliances with several women before getting marriedb :  frivolous action :  trifling had a brief dalliance with acting

Examples of dalliance in a sentence

  1. an extremely serious scientist who is not much given to dalliance or idle chitchat

14th Century

First Known Use of dalliance

14th century


DALLIANCE Defined for English Language Learners

dalliance

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noun dal·li·ance \ˈda-lē-ən(t)s\

Definition of dalliance for English Language Learners

  • : an action that is not serious

  • : a romantic or sexual relationship that is brief and not serious



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