love·bird | \ ˈləv-ˌbərd \

Definition of lovebird 

: any of various small usually gray or green parrots (especially genus Agapornis of Africa) that show great affection for their mates

Examples of lovebird in a Sentence

I think I'll leave you two lovebirds alone for a while.

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Here are some of the other lovebirds who couldn’t take it slow either. Julius Young, Fox News, "Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson aren't alone: Celebrity couples that got engaged quickly," 10 July 2018 There weren’t any movies on the plane, but Blair had Wifi—and two apparent lovebirds who, unbeknownst to them, had just gone viral. Emma Stefansky, Vanities, "Not Everyone Thinks That Viral Airplane Matchmaker Thread Is Cute," 5 July 2018 Once in the air, Blair documented the interactions, how close their arms were to each other on a flight without air-conditioning, their life goals and made sure to mention the lovebirds escaped to the bathroom at the same time. Christopher Brito, CBS News, "Passenger unintentionally pairs strangers on flight, documents budding romance on Twitter," 4 July 2018 Hollywood romance isn't completely dead and here's two lovebirds two remind us of the fact: Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez. Jennifer Machin, Billboard, "Watch Alex Rodriguez Make His Debut on 'Ellen' & Talk About Meeting Jennifer Lopez," 9 Apr. 2018 To congratulate the lovebirds, Billboard has compiled a list of love songs from their favorite artists. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson: An Engagement Playlist," 11 June 2018 The former lovebirds, who broke up in November 2016, reportedly put the PDA on full display after the music festival during Poppy nightclub's pop-up on Friday night, according to People. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bella Hadid and The Weeknd Were "Kissing All Night" at a Coachella Afterparty," 17 Apr. 2018 Another day, another tiny PDA moment for lovebirds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Show Off Some PDA at Prince Louis's Christening," 9 July 2018 The two lovebirds welcomed their first child together, DJ (short for Dana Jr.) on May 2. Connor Whittum, Billboard, "Jordin Sparks Reveals Photos of 8-Week Son DJ, Talks Reasons for Natural Birth," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of lovebird

1595, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of lovebird

: a small usually gray or green bird that is a type of parrot

lovebirds : people who are lovers : people who have a romantic relationship

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occurring twice a year or every two years

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