dalliance

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noun dal·li·ance \ˈda-lē-ən(t)s\

Definition of dalliance

  1. :  an act of dallying: as a :  play; especially :  amorous play b :  frivolous action :  trifling

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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