love match

  1. a marriage entered into for love alone.

Origin of love match

First recorded in 1740–50

Words Nearby love match Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use love match in a sentence

  • She had made early what for want of a better expression we may call a love match, in which she had been bitterly disappointed.

    The Makers of Modern Rome | Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  • She brought him a large dower, but he was wealthy and it was a love match.

    Life in the War Zone | Gertrude Atherton
  • For, unlike most Indian marriages, theirs was a true love-match.

    Life in an Indian Outpost | Gordon Casserly

British Dictionary definitions for love match

love match

  1. a betrothal or marriage based on mutual love rather than any other considerations

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