Definition of endearment in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdɪəm(ə)nt/
Pronunciation: /ɛnˈdɪəm(ə)nt/


1A word or phrase expressing love or affection: she was whispering endearments and repeatedly kissing him
More example sentences
  • ‘Thank you,’ Snow smiled as they watched the happy couple murmur loving endearments to each other.
  • It was the best he could give me because he couldn't feel what I felt, couldn't return the endearments or the love.
  • His last words to me were endearments and affirmations of how much I meant to him and how important it was for me to be in his life.
sweet nothings, sweet words, sweet talk, affectionate talk, soft words;
term of affection, term of endearment, pet name, affectionate name
rare hypocoristic, hypocorism
1.1 [mass noun] Love or affection: a term of endearment
More example sentences
  • They claim that it is a term of endearment or affection.
  • But I think it's just a term of endearment from the sports fans for a ground that they love.
  • Sister seems to have been a term of endearment, rather than an expression of a family relationship.
affection, fondness, tenderness, feeling, sentiment, warmth, love, liking, care, regard, attachment

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