love·​fest ˈləv-ˌfest How to pronounce lovefest (audio)
: love feast sense 2
broadly : an expression or exchange of goodwill, praise, or affection

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Whitney Rose and Heather Gay also share a mutual lovefest of comments. oregonlive, 28 Sep. 2022 Even as families are being stretched, and maybe because of it, the Costco lovefest continues. Sanford Stein, Forbes, 6 May 2022 The Milwaukee Bucks and Charles Barkley lovefest continued during Tuesday's Game 2 pre-game show. Drake Bentley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 May 2022 Could this still turn out to be a big lovefest in the end? Chris Willman, Variety, 27 Jan. 2022 For years, Djokovic had been widely considered the villain who crashed the Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal tennis lovefest. New York Times, 31 Dec. 2021 The weekend is a lovefest between cultural and political heroes; the honorees bask in the tributes and sit alongside the president and first lady in the presidential box. Washington Post, 6 Dec. 2021 The shifting sands come as the industry is preparing to gather next week in Las Vegas for CinemaCon, the annual lovefest between movie theater owners and studio executives. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 19 Aug. 2021 Moments after the cathartic lovefest that occurred before his eyes during his set at the Windy City Smokeout music festival earlier this summer, Brett Eldredge ran off stage and retreated to his tour bus. Tricia Despres,, 19 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lovefest was in 1907

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Cite this Entry

“Lovefest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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