endearment

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noun en·dear·ment \in-ˈdir-mənt\

Definition of endearment

  1. 1 :  a word or an act (such as a caress) expressing affection

  2. 2 :  the act or process of endearing

Examples of endearment in a sentence

  1. two lovers whispering endearments to each other

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First Known Use of endearment

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ENDEARMENT Defined for English Language Learners

endearment

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noun en·dear·ment \in-ˈdir-mənt\

Definition of endearment for English Language Learners

  • : a word or phrase that shows love or affection


ENDEARMENT Defined for Kids

endearment

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noun en·dear·ment \in-ˈdir-mənt\

Definition of endearment for Students

  1. :  a word or an act that shows love or affection



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