amour

[ uh-moo r ]
/ əˈmʊər /

noun

a love affair.
an illicit or secret love affair.

Origin of amour

1250–1300; Middle English < Middle French, Old French amo(u)r, representing a dial. form or < Old Provençal < Latin amōrem accusative of amor love, equivalent to am(āre) to love + -or -or1; cf. amoretto

Can be confused

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British Dictionary definitions for amour

amour

/ French (amur) /

noun

a love affair, esp a secret or illicit one

Word Origin for amour

C13: from Old French, from Latin amor love
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