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Liebchen

Syllabification: Lieb·chen
Pronunciation: /ˈlēbCHən, ˈlēp-, -SHən, -KHən
 
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Definition of Liebchen in English:

noun

A person who is very dear to another (often used as a term of endearment).
Example sentences
  • And many times he would simply gather her in his arms, stroke her hair, and whisper, ‘Liebchen, Liebchen, ‘until she went to sleep.

Origin

German, diminutive of lieb 'dear'.

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