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

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Synonyms for love affair

Synonyms

affair (also affaire), amour, fling, love, romance

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Examples of love affair in a Sentence

the tabloids feel obliged to keep us informed of the love affairs of celebrities, whether we care to know or not a group of young men united by their love affair with the muscle car

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At its hub is a biracial love affair between a black man named Link Williams and the wealthy white heiress Camilla Sheffield. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: Black and White, in Wind and Fog," 22 Feb. 2019 One of the sports world’s longest-running love affairs has been that between NBA players and their Beats headphones. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Beats becomes NBA’s official headphones supplier," 6 Sep. 2018 In the late '80s, one group of owners went on a little tear to soften The Reef’s brutalist edges with bits of frippery more in keeping with the moment’s love affair with both English country and Mediterranean revival style. Steven Stolman, House Beautiful, "This Delightfully Retro Apartment Complex Has Been Home to Design Royalty," 6 Mar. 2019 In advance of the program's second part, here's a brief timeline of the couple's complicated love affair. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Who Was Princess Margaret's Much-Younger Boyfriend Roddy Llewellyn?," 18 Feb. 2019 Further Reading Recycling in the US: An off-again, on-again love affairThat pushes the problem of separating out pure materials to the recycling center itself. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Bikes, bowling balls, and the delicate balancing act that is modern recycling," 31 Dec. 2018 Dorothy’s only vague pleasures are the vicarious thrills of her libertine friend Estelle and Estelle’s soap opera love affairs. Vox Staff, Vox, "The most thought-provoking books the Vox staff read in 2018," 21 Dec. 2018 Out there on those long, empty stretches of seemingly lawless road, our country’s love affair with cars dovetailed perfectly with the machismo of the American West. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "Long Live Route 66," 19 July 2018 Given fashion's ongoing love affair with the ugly shoe trend, the timing of Valentino's collaboration with Birkenstock is perfect. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Valentino Birkenstocks Are Now Available to Shop for $495," 27 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of love affair

1767, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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love affair

noun

English Language Learners Definition of love affair

: 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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