well-be·​loved ˌwel-bi-ˈləvd How to pronounce well-beloved (audio)
: sincerely and deeply loved
my well-beloved wife
: sincerely respected
used in various ceremonial forms of address

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of well-beloved was in the 15th century

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“Well-beloved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-beloved. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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