any of various small parrots, especially of the genus Agapornis, of Africa, noted for the affection shown one another and often kept as pets.
lovebirds, a pair of lovers, especially a married couple who show very close mutual love and concern.

Origin of lovebird

First recorded in 1585–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lovebirds

Contemporary Examples of lovebirds

Historical Examples of lovebirds

  • This couple of ours came aboard billing and cooing to beat the lovebirds.

    Europe Revised

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • In another cage, shaped like a chalet, two lovebirds sat motionless side by side on their perch.

  • But I see you wish to leave the lovebirds to themselves, so let's finish our little chat outside.

    Rich Living

    Michael Cathal

British Dictionary definitions for lovebirds



any of several small African parrots of the genus Agapornis, often kept as cage birds
another name for budgerigar
informal a loverthe lovebirds are in the garden
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