love affair

noun

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

First Known Use of love affair

1767


LOVE AFFAIR Defined for English Language Learners

love affair

noun

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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