Share this entry

Share this page

endearment

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdɪrmənt; ɪnˈdɪəmənt/

Translation of endearment in Spanish:

noun/nombre

c and u
  • expresión (feminine) de cariño he whispered endearments in her ear le susurraba ternezas al oído terms/words of endearment palabras (feminine plural) cariñosas or de cariño
    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.

Definition of endearment in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day vedar
vt
to prohibit …
Cultural fact of the day

In Spain, a school that is privately owned but receives a government grant is called a colegio concertado. Parents pay monthly fees, but not as much as in a colegio privado. Colegios concertados normally cover all stages of primary and secondary education and often have religious connections.