Share this entry

Share this page

love match

Syllabification: love match

Definition of love match in English:

noun

A marriage based on the mutual love of the couple rather than social or financial considerations.
Example sentences
  • There were still some in Westminster last week who suspected this was a marriage of convenience, a presentational alliance rather than a love match.
  • The idea of marriage as a love match, where two minds meet as one, is a relatively new one embraced by our generation and as a result, is raising impossible expectations and leading to huge disappointments.
  • Their marriage was both a love match and a political partnership.

Definition of love match in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…