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

    Possessed Cleveland Moffett
  • He jumped up, pointed to the page, and cried out, "Voila mon affaire!"

    Lord Kelvin Andrew Gray
  • The affaire Dreyfus was used by all parties to achieve their particular aims.

    My Memoirs Marguerite Steinheil
  • 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
  • She went, and of course did not return, and so the affaire closed.

    Dumas' Paris Francis Miltoun
  • An "affaire d'honneur" originated from this, and the parties met this morning.

    The South-West Joseph Holt Ingraham
  • The documents of the affaire des poisons form more than 1300 pages of the Archives de la Bastille, and they are not complete.

  • 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
  • Nor has she the half-redeeming greatness in evil of her somewhat younger sister Iza in affaire Clémenceau.

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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