love affair

noun
Updated on: 20 May 2018

Definition of love affair

1 : a romantic attachment or episode between lovers
2 : a lively enthusiasm
  • America's love affair with baseball

Examples of love affair in a Sentence

  1. the tabloids feel obliged to keep us informed of the love affairs of celebrities, whether we care to know or not

  2. a group of young men united by their love affair with the muscle car

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First Known Use of love affair

1767

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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LOVE AFFAIR Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of love affair for English Language Learners

  • : a romantic or sexual relationship especially between two people who are not married to each other

  • : a feeling of great interest in and enthusiasm for something



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