amour

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/æˈmʊər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˈmʊr/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə mŏŏr)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•mour /əˈmʊr/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a love affair, esp. a secret one.
See -am-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•mour  (ə mŏŏr),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a love affair.
  2. an illicit or secret love affair.
  • Latin amōrem accusative of amor love, equivalent. to am(āre) to love + -or -or1; compare amoretto
  • Old Provencal
  • Middle French, Old French amo(u)r, representing a dialect, dialectal form or
  • Middle English 1250–1300

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
amour French: /amur/ n
  1. a love affair, esp a secret or illicit one
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French, from Latin amor love
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