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love-in Line breaks: love-in
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌvɪn/

Definition of love-in in English:

noun

informal , dated
A gathering or party at which people are encouraged to express feelings of friendship and physical attraction, associated with the hippies of the 1960s.
Example sentences
  • It was the early seventies, the height of love-ins and hippies.
  • This week's Labour conference should not be a love-in aimed at demonstrating party unity.
  • We had had a lot of media interest in our love-in but this is a total shock.

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