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affaire d'amour

[a-fer da-moor]
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noun, plural af·faires d'a·mour [a-fer da-moor] /a fɛr daˈmur/. French.
  1. a love affair.
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Also called af·faire.

affaire de coeur

[a-fer duh-kœr]
noun, plural af·faires de coeur [a fer duh-kœr] /a fɛr dəˈkœr/. French.
  1. a love affair.
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Origin of affaire de coeur

literally, affair of the heart
Also called affaire.
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Related Words

liaisonrelationshiploveflingrendezvousromanceamourintimacyintrigueaffairehanky-pankythingtwo-timinggoings-on

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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.

  • She went, and of course did not return, and so the affaire closed.

    Dumas' Paris

    Francis Miltoun


British Dictionary definitions for affaire

affaire

noun
  1. a love affair
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affaire d'amour

noun plural affaires d'amour (afɛr damur)
  1. a love affair
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affaire de coeur

noun plural affaires de coeur (afɛr də kœr)
  1. an affair of the heart; love affair
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