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English definition of “beloved”

beloved

adjective /bɪˈlʌvd/ formal
loved very much: Her beloved husband died last year. She was forced to leave her beloved Paris and return to Lyon. Eric was a gifted teacher beloved by all those he taught over the years.Loving and in love

beloved

noun uk   /bɪˈlʌv.ɪd/ formal
your beloved someone that you love and who you have a romantic relationship with: He's sending some flowers to his beloved.Romantic and sexual partners
(Definition of beloved from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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