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affaire d'amour

[a-fer da-moor] /a fɛr daˈmur/
noun, plural affaires d'amour
[a-fer da-moor] /a fɛr daˈmur/ (Show IPA).
a love affair.
Also called affaire.

affaire de coeur

[a-fer duh-kœr] /a fɛr dəˈkœr/
noun, plural affaires de coeur
[a fer duh-kœr] /a fɛr dəˈkœr/ (Show IPA).
a love affair.
Also called affaire.
Origin of affaire de coeur
literally, affair of the heart Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He jumped up, pointed to the page, and cried out, "Voila mon affaire!"

    Lord Kelvin Andrew Gray
  • She will not marry, she will not have an affaire, yet she longs for the intimate companionship of a man.

    Possessed Cleveland Moffett
  • The affaire Borrow is said to have come up for debate even during a secret session of the Chamber.

    The Life of George Borrow Herbert Jenkins
  • I did not think an affaire du coeur could be so serious; but now I know it.

    In the Van; or, The Builders John Price-Brown
  • I preserved all the dignity of a young lady in an affaire du coeur.

    Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay George Otto Trevelyan
  • The documents of the affaire des poisons form more than 1300 pages of the Archives de la Bastille, and they are not complete.

  • In that desk you will find documents giving the whole history of the affaire Zastrow.

    The Mummy and Miss Nitocris George Griffith
  • Weell you for myself de condescension to have dat you weell be one friend to one affaire d'honneur?

    Love in a Cloud Arlo Bates
  • Mme Lamotte concerned in the affaire du collier was shut up here.

    Historic Paris Jetta S. Wolff
British Dictionary definitions for affaire


a love affair

affaire d'amour

/afɛr damur/
noun (pl) affaires d'amour (afɛr damur)
a love affair

affaire de coeur

/afɛr də kœr/
noun (pl) affaires de coeur (afɛr də kœr)
an affair of the heart; love affair
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