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

Definition of lovebird

1 : any of various small usually gray or green parrots (especially genus Agapornis of Africa) that show great affection for their mates
2 lovebirds plural, informal : people who are lovers : people who are in a romantic relationship The two lovebirds were spotted … boating on the water during the day, before hitting the club at night.— Maeve McDermott Another day, another tiny PDA moment for lovebirds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.— Kayla Keegan

Examples of lovebird in a Sentence

I think I'll leave you two lovebirds alone for a while.
Recent Examples on the Web Closeup on the lovebird, who squints, staring at the child’s hand. Ellis Rosen, The New Yorker, "Trailer for a Prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds”," 23 Apr. 2021 The lovebirds were married less than a year later, in June 2006 Kidman and Urban married welcome their first daughter, Sunday Rose, in 2008, and their second daughter, Faith Margaret, in 2010. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Nicole Kidman Recalls the Romantic Moment She Fell for Keith Urban," 1 May 2020 For other young lovebirds, the coronavirus had the opposite effect. Charlotte Alter, Time, "For College Students, Coronavirus Means Love Interrupted," 27 Mar. 2020 Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin were reportedly spotted together this week, fueling rumors that the former lovebirds are back together. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin Fuel Rumors They're Back Together," 2 Aug. 2019 So, the lovebirds organized a last-minute beach ceremony with a total of five people on the special day last week. USA TODAY, "Police honor slain comrade, NOLA jazz festival canceled, FedEx delivers wedding ring: News from around our 50 states," 17 Apr. 2020 On Sunday, the lovebirds tied the knot at their Cumming home, with the ceremony captured on video for family members to experience. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Decades Later, Childhood Friends Tie the Knot in Drive-By Wedding," 1 Apr. 2020 The pair was walking a small Pomeranian and holding hands when an undercover cop flashed his badge and told the lovebirds to get a room, literally. Ellie Borstad, USA Today, "Love in the Time of Coronavirus: My new boyfriend was visiting, and now he can't leave," 27 Mar. 2020 The lovebirds who became famous after falling in love without seeing each other in person first, ended up happily married on the finale of Netflix's experimental dating show. Marianne Garvey, CNN, "'Love Is Blind' couple launches YouTube channel," 16 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of lovebird

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 May 2021

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“Lovebird.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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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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