love language

noun

plural love languages
: a person's characteristic means of showing love or care for another
She also tells Kourtney that by the end of their relationship, the only thing they had left in common was their love of fashion. Kanye styling Kim was his "love language" in the end.Kelli Boyle
To renovate her crumbling bungalow, Dani enlists her stern, Slavic father, who shows his affection via physical labor (as Alic's narrators might put it, acts of service are his love language).A. Cerisse Cohen
As a grandmother and great-grandmother, her love was boundless, and her love language was felt through the delicious food she prepared and the traditional recipes she shared.Casa Grande (Arizona) Dispatch

Examples of love language in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Much like love languages, individuals exhibit distinct methods of apologizing and seeking forgiveness. Mark Travers, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 What are your love languages? Gifts, acts of service, and quality time. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 18 Mar. 2024 Worth and worthiness might be Lopez’s love language. Wesley Morris, New York Times, 22 Feb. 2024 Romance, in our love lives and platonic relationships, often feels fleeting when love languages are easily lost in translation and the slow burn of vulnerability and trust building feels exhausting. Marissa Evans, Los Angeles Times, 8 Feb. 2024 So, grand gestures are a part of the love language of my family. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 23 Dec. 2023 If your love language happens to take the form of creative confections, read on for expert advice on elevating your edible masterpieces, no matter the celebration. Maggie Gillette, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Jan. 2024 But for some of us, this sort of thing is our love language. Bilge Ebiri, Vulture, 19 Jan. 2024 If straightforward, easy cooking is your culinary love language, then a slow cooker is the best gadget for you. Lisa Cericola, Southern Living, 4 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1665, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of love language was in 1665

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“Love language.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/love%20language. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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