love·​bird | \ ˈləv-ˌbərd How to pronounce lovebird (audio) \

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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Of course, other hockey fans at the game quickly noticed the lovebirds and their fashion statement, taking pictures and even landing the pair on the kiss cam. Isabella Gomez, Teen Vogue, "Justin and Hailey Bieber Wore Matching Jerseys at a Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Game," 25 Nov. 2018 Hot on the heels of their adorable date night at the Academy of Country Music Awards earlier this month, lovebirds Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have made their next public appearance a full family affair. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Hit the Red Carpet With Her Sons for the First Time Ever," 29 Apr. 2019 On December 2, the (rumored) lovebirds hit the streets of New Orleans for a date. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "Katie Holmes Is Smiling From Ear to Ear on Date Night With Jamie Foxx," 5 Dec. 2018 Here are the 5 weirdest moments between Kylie and Travis at the VMAs that left us wondering if something is wrong between the lovebirds: 1. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "5 Awkward AF Moments Between Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott at the 2018 VMAs," 21 Aug. 2018 The lovebirds are closing their honeymoon on Sunday night in a steamy way: Timberwolves vs. Suns in Minneapolis. Ben Cohen, WSJ, "The NBA Honeymooners From Japan: 13 Games in 13 Nights," 16 Jan. 2019 Newlyweds Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra spent their first Christmas as a married couple in England alongside fellow engaged lovebirds Joe Jonas and Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner—plus members of the extended family. Tess Kornfeld, Glamour, "Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Are on a Couples' Ski Vacation With Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas," 29 Dec. 2018 Sara Carter reporting tonight the former FBI lovebirds share a link to an article. Fox News, "George Papadopoulos on what he wants the American people to know," 12 Sep. 2018 Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images Looks like longtime lovebirds Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin may have just made their relationship officially official., "Did Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin Just Make It Instagram Official...Again?," 24 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
informal + humorous : people who are lovers : people who have a romantic relationship

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