- a love affair.
- an illicit or secret love affair.
Origin of amour
Examples from the Web for amour
My three favorite episodes are probably “College,” “Pine Barrens,” and “Amour Fou.”David Chase on Tony Soprano’s Fate, the State of TV, and Why He Couldn’t Finish ‘True Detective’
September 4, 2014
So, of the nominees, Michael Haneke deserves the award for his understated and masterful direction in Amour.‘Argo,’ ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ ‘Lincoln’: Who Will Win On Oscar Night?
Ramin Setoodeh, Marlow Stern
February 20, 2013
Shot on location in Greece after Amour, it opened in French theaters last week.
In fact, the most difficult part of the wild success of Amour lies elsewhere.
The other nominees are the underdogs Michael Haneke (Amour) and Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild).Oscar’s Best Director: Steven Spielberg vs. David O. Russell
February 7, 2013
Make the best of it, Monsieur Emile, for the sake of my amour propre.A Spirit in Prison
Every circumstance attending the amour was soon known to Francisco.The Pirate and The Three Cutters
You will acknowledge that to a woman of my age, such an amour must be delicious and unique.City Crimes
He did not desire the blood of the gentleman; he wanted his pride and amour propre.The Ghost Girl
H. De Vere Stacpoole
The amour propre suffers a distinct pain in this acknowledgment.The Tapestry Book
Helen Churchill Candee
- a love affair, esp a secret or illicit one
Word Origin and History for amour
c.1300, "love," from Old French amour, from Latin amorem (nominative amor) "love, affection, strong friendly feeling" (it could be used of sons or brothers, but especially of sexual love), from amare "to love" (see Amy). The accent shifted 15c.-17c. to the first syllable as the word became nativized, then shifted back as the naughty or intriguing sense became primary and the word was felt to be a euphemism.
A common ME word for love, later accented ámour (cf. enamour). Now with suggestion of intrigue and treated as a F[rench] word. [Weekley]