Definition of love interest in English:

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love interest

Pronunciation: /ləv ˈint(ə)rəst/


1A theme or subsidiary plot in a story or film in which the main element is the affection of lovers.
Example sentences
  • And while the St George story was lacking in any love interest, the theme of life and rebirth is a common one at the festive season.
  • This is unfortunate, given they're the film's main love interest.
  • There is none of our modern screenwriting need to provide story arcs, lenient human touches and love interest.
1.1An actor whose role is chiefly concerned with this.
Example sentences
  • The role of the female love interest in Arthur was similar in style.
  • As the central love interest, he isn't charming, just irritating.
  • The character of Nikki, the love interest in the novel, is particularly strong, and is again based on old colleagues.

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Syllabification: love in·ter·est

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