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tendresse Line breaks: ten|dresse
Pronunciation: /tɒ̃ˈdrɛs/
(also tendre ˈtɒ̃dr(ə))

Definition of tendresse in English:

noun

[in singular]
A feeling of fondness or love: the local grande dame for whom George had a tendresse
More example sentences
  • She has a tendresse for a handsome but lowly young blacksmith.
  • It is these old men in their restrained conviviality for whom she has a particular tendresse.
  • She has always had a certain tendresse for Carlo.

Origin

French.

Words that rhyme with tendresse

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