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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.

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.
Translations of “beloved”
in Spanish adorado…
in French (bien)-aimé…
in German geliebt…
in Chinese (Traditional) 深愛的, 心愛的, 熱愛的…
in Russian любимый…
in Turkish sevilen, sevgili, aziz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 深爱的, 心爱的, 热爱的…
in Polish ukochany…
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