Meaning of “beloved” in the English Dictionary

"beloved" in British English

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belovedadjective

/bɪˈlʌv.ɪd/ /bɪˈlʌvd/ /bɪˈlʌv.ɪd/ /bɪˈlʌvd/ formal

belovednoun

uk /bɪˈlʌv.ɪd/ /bɪˈlʌv.ɪd/ /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.

(Definition of “beloved” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"beloved" in American English

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belovedadjective

us /bɪˈlʌv·ɪd, -ˈlʌvd/

loved very much:

His beloved wife died last year, and he is still grieving.

(Definition of “beloved” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)