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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With Johnson likely about to hit the awards circuit thanks to her mesmerizing performance in Suspiria, these two lovebirds will have plenty of opportunities to make their relationship red carpet official. Dan Barna, Glamour, "Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin Apparently Got Matching Tattoos," 5 Sep. 2018 The lovebirds have yet to set a date for their nuptials. Sasha Savitsky, Fox News, "Ariana Grande's fiance Pete Davidson wears bracelet with singer's future initials," 21 Aug. 2018 This morning, Prince Harry's childhood friend Charlie van Straubenzee married Daisy Jenks in a countryside wedding in Surrey, but the bride and groom weren't the only lovebirds in the church today. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Looked So in Love at Charlie van Straubenzee's Wedding," 4 Aug. 2018 But, like billions of others across the globe, Clarke just couldn't resist the pull of those lovebirds and ended up ditching her own screening to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot instead. Alex Warner, Marie Claire, "Emilia Clarke, Star of 'Star Wars,' Skipped Her Own Screening to Watch the Royal Wedding," 22 May 2018 The two play young lovebirds in On Chesil Beach, the movie adaptation of Ian McEwan's novella of the same name, out May 18. Morgan Baila,, "Saoirse Ronan Thinks Love Can Set Her Free In New On Chesil Beach Clip," 15 May 2018 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

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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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